They say that power goes to your head. People can be kind and considerate and, well, normal…up until they are given power. The urge to lead others is a strong one for many, but for a few unlucky folks, they don’t know how to balance leadership and being a decent human being. Being “right” doesn’t always mean what they think it does, and sometimes it would be better that they admit when they don’t know something. This guy found out the hard way!
“I need to inspect your farm for illegal growing of drugs.”
I said, “Okay, but don’t go into that field over there…..”
The DEA officer verbally exploded saying, “Mister, I have the authority of the federal government with me!” Reaching into his rear pants pocket, the arrogant officer removed his badge and shoved it in my face. “See this badge?! This badge means I’m allowed to go wherever I want on any land! No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear?! Do you understand?!”
I nodded politely, apologized and went about my chores. A short time later, I heard screaming, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life being chased by my big, old, mean bull… With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he sure enough would get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified.
I threw down my tools, ran for the fence, and yelled at the top of my lungs…
“Your badge! Show him your BADGE!!”
I bet that he never did something this reckless again! In all fairness, the farmer did try to warn him…but his ego was just too big! In his mind, the farmer HAD to listen to him. I guess he didn’t care about anyone but himself! Too bad…I hope he got away from that bull!
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