The Farmers Union heard that a local farmer was not paying proper wages to his workers and sent a union rep out to interview him.
'I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,' demanded the union representative.
'Well,' replied the old farmer, 'There's my farm hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him £250 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the shepherd, who has been here for 18 months, and I pay him £200 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about £5 per week, pays his own room and board and I buy him a bottle of whisky every Saturday night.'
'That's the guy I want to talk to, the half-wit,' said the rep.
'That would be me,' replied the old farmer.