farmer got pulled over by a state trooper for speeding, and the trooper
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
trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he was doing that he
kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head. The farmer
said, "Having some problems with circle flies there, are ya?"
trooper 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."
trooper 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?"
farmer says, "Oh no, officer. I have too much respect for law enforcement
and police officers to even think about calling you a horses ass."
trooper says, "Well, that's a good thing," and goes back to writing
a long pause, the farmer says, "Hard to fool them flies though."