A Maine Department of Highways employee stopped at a farm
and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, "I need to inspect
your land for a possible new road."
The old farmer said, "OK, but don't go in that field. "
The Highways employee said, "I have the authority of the State of Maine to go anywhere I want. See this card? I am allowed to go
wherever I wish in the State.
So the old farmer went about his farm chores.
Later, he heard loud screams and saw the Department of Highways
employee running for the fence and close behind was the farmer's prize bull.
The bull was madder than a nest full of hornets and was gaining on the employee
at every step.
The old farmer called out, "Show him your card ! ",
"SHOW HIM YOUR,CARD!!!!"