A Department of Water Resource representative stops at a Free State farm and talks with the old farmer.
He tells the farmer, “I need to inspect your farm for the water allocation”.
The grizzled farmer replies, “Okay, no problem, but don’t go into that field over there”.
Hearing this, the government employee sucks in his breath sharply and retorts in a huff, “Sir, I have the full Authority of the Government with me. See this ID card?”
“This card means I am allowed to go WHEREVER I WISH on ANY agricultural land! No questions asked or answered. Do you understand?”
The old farmer nods politely and goes about his chores.
Shortly, thereafter he hears blood-curdling loud screams and sees the government employee running for his life, followed close behind by his large prize bull, who is gaining with each and every step.
Seeing that the man is clearly terrified, and is screaming for help after all, the old farmer hastily throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs…..
“YOUR CARD!! SHOW HIM YOUR CARD!”