The Power of the Badge
DEA officer stops at a ranch in South Texas, and talks with an old rancher mending a fence. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs."
The old Rancher says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there", as he points out the location.
The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, " Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government behind me." He reaches into his back pants pocket, removes his badge and proudly flashes it at the old Rancher.
"Do you see this badge? It means I am allowed to go wherever I wish.... on any one's land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?"
The old rancher nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores..
A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life ... chased close behind by the rancher's 1,500 pound prize bull.
With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get "Horned" before he reaches safety. The officer is clearly terrified.
The Rancher drops his fence tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs...........
"Your badge, your badge. Show him your damn BADGE !"