a national drugs squad policeman stopped at a farm in essex and talked with an old farmer. he told the farmer, “i need to inspect your farm for illegally grown drugs.”
the farmer said, “ok, but don’t go in that field over there…..”, as he pointed out the location.
the policeman verbally exploded saying, ” mate, i have the authority of the national government with me!” and reaching into his trouser pocket, he removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the farmer.
“see this badge?! by the authority vested in me by our government, this badge means I am allowed to go wherever i wish… without let or hindrance, on any land! no questions asked or answers given!! have I made myself clear…… do you understand?”
the farmer nodded politely, apologized, and went about his work.
a short time later, the old farmer heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the officer running for his life, being chased by the farmers big bull…
with every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he’d soon enough get gored before he reached safety. the officer was clearly terrified.
the farmer threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs…