For fun a young lady at church challenged me to post 100 short stories with specific themes. Here is my attempt.
A Louisiana Cajun was stopped by a game warden because he had two ice chests full of fish. He was leavin’ a bayou, well-known for its fishing.
The game warden asked the man, ‘Do you have a license to catch those fish?’
‘Naw, sir’, replied the cajun. ‘I ain’t got none of dem there licenses. You gotta unnerstan’, dese here are my pet fish.’
‘Yeah. Evry night, I take dese here fish down to de lake and let ’em swim ’round for ‘while. Den, when I whistle, dey jump right back into dis here ice chests and I take ’em home.’
‘That’s a bunch of hooey! Fish can’t do that.’
The cajun looked at the warden for a moment and then said, ‘It’s de truth Mr. Government Man. I’ll show ya. It really works.’
‘O. K.’, said the warden… ‘I’ve got to see this!’
The cajun poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the warden says, ‘Well?’
‘Well, what?’, says the Cajun.
The warden says, ‘When are you going to call them back?’
‘Call who back?’
‘The FISH’, replied the warden!
‘What fish?’, replied the cajun.
Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain’t as dumb as some government employees.