The Half Wit

A man owned a small farm in Iowa.  The Iowa Wage and Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and send an agent out to interview him.

“I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded the agent.

“Well, there are three hired hands.  One has been with me for four years; the other for three.  I pay them $600 a week, plus free room and board.  The cook has been here for 18 months I pay her $500 a month plus free room and board.  Then there’s the half-wit that works here about 18 hours a day.  He takes home $10 a week and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every week,” replied the farmer.

“That is the guy I want to talk to; the half wit,” said the agent.

The farmer said, “That would be me.”

Unfortunately, many business people are great technicians, but that doesn’t necessarily make them a great business person.  Find someone who can help you do what you are not good at.  I would be happy to visit with you to see if myself or one of my associates could help you to concentrate on what you do best and outsource the rest.

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