Mentally CThe Newfoundland Department of Employment claimed a boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent to Burin to investigate him.

GOVT  AGENT: “I need a list  of your employees and how much you pay them.”

Boat Owner: “Well, there’s Clarence, my hired hand; he’s been with me for three years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. Then there’s the mentally challenged guy.  He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around  here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Lamb’s rum and a dozen Labatt Lite every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally.”

GOVT  AGENT: “That’s the guy I want to talk to – the mentally challenged one.”

Boat Owner: “That’ll be me.  What’d you want to know?”

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