A farmer got pulled over by the RCMP for speeding, and the Mountie
started to lecture the farmer about his speed, and in general began to throw
his weight around to try to make the farmer uncomfortable.
Finally, the Mountie got around to writing out the ticket, and as he
was doing that he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his
The farmer said, "Having some problems with circle flies there, are
The Mountie stopped writing the ticket and said"Well yeah, if that's
what they are, I never heard of circle flies."
So the farmer says "Well, circle flies are common on farms. See,
they're called circle flies because
they're almost always found circling around the back end of a horse."
The Mountie says, "Oh," and goes back to writing the ticket.
Then after a minute he stops and says, "Hey...wait a minute, are you
trying to call me a horses ass?"
The farmer says, "Oh no, officer. I have too much respect for law
enforcement and police officers to even think about calling you a
The Mountie says, "Well, that's a good thing," and goes back to writing
After a long pause, the farmer says, "Hard to fool them flies though."
Thanks Ralph B.