Monday, January 18, 2010

REAL COMPETENCE

All his life the young Texan had wanted to be in law enforcement.

He grew up big, 6’2” and strong as a longhorn and fast as a mustang.

He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces.

When he finally became old enough, he applied to where he had only dreamed of working: the West Texas Sheriff’s Department.

After a big mess of tests and interviews, the Chief Deputy finally called him into his office for the young man’s last interview.

The Chief Deputy said, “You’re a big strong kid and you can really shoot. So far your qualifications all look good.

“We have what you call an “attitude suitability test” that you must take before you can be accepted, ‘cause we don’t let just anyone carry our badge, Son.”

He slid a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk and said, “Take this pistol and go out and shoot SIX ILLEGAL ALIENS, SIX LAWYERS, SIX METH DEALERS, SIX MUSLIM EXTREMISTS AND A RABBIT.”

The young man asked, “Why the rabbit?”

“Great attitude,” said the Chief Deputy. “When can you start?”

ADDENDUM: That was not real. It was supposed to be a humorous story. A joke. Not true. (But not a bad commentary on clear thinking.)

11 comments:

shoprat said...

That's good but a fantasy.

Joe said...

shoprat: Are you sure it is fantasy? I mean, I really thought it was gospel truth!

Actually, of course it is fantasy. It is supposed to be a joke.

Maybe I blew the punch-line.

Tom said...

Careful, Joe. The way the PC brigade is marching, you might have to report yourself again...

Joe said...

Tom: I have my anti-virus and mal-ware settings primed to detect any intrusion on my blog by the federal government.

They have tried infiltrating my brain with mind altering ESP and Obamatronics, but have not managed to do so.

At least I don't think they have.

Tapline said...

Joe, you got the punchline correct.....Why the Rabbit?????That's a wasted bullet unless you what to have rabbit stew....stay well....

Leticia said...

That was good, lol!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Smart kid.

Joe said...

Tapline: Yeah, I know. Just thught I'd help.

Leticia: LOL, indeed!

PCC: Yeah. They grow them that way in Texas.

SquareSquare: Yep...it shore do.

Mark said...

Could we average them out, or do they have to be exactly those numbers? For instance, could we shoot...say...8 illegals, 2 lawyers, 3 meth dealers, and 11 Muslim extremists? And can the Muslim extremists be in captivity or do they have to be in the wild?

Mark said...

Joe, you do know, don't you, that Squaresquare is an Asian porn site?

Joe said...

mark: Yes...we can use whatever numbers we want to...the more the merrier.

Actually, I did not know that. Had it been triangles rather that squares, I might have been suspicious that it was asian something. Thanks for the info.