Some people call me an entrepreneur. Now I know why …

The Newfoundland Department of Employment claimed a boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his hired help.  So they sent an agent to Burin to investigate him.

GOVT AGENT: “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.”

Boat Owner: “Well, there’s Clarence, my hired hand; he’s been with me for three years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Lamb’s rum and a dozen Labatt Lite every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally.”

GOVT AGENT: “That’s the guy I want to talk to – the mentally challenged one.”

Boat Owner: “That’ll be me, then. What’d you want to know?”


Thanks to Pat Macmahon for sending this on.



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