A Government representative was visiting the Mackenzie area. During the course of a water inspection, he stopped at a farm in the Ashwick district. He talked to the elderly farmer there who was fixing the hinges on his gate.
"Gidday." says the inspector, who was strutting around like a peacock with haemorrhoids. "I need to inspect your farm for your water allocation."
"That's OK," says the old farmer. "But don't don't go into that paddock over there." He was pointing to the western paddock.
The water man pushed his chest out. "Look, mister. I have Government authority with me. Here, see this card. This card, means I am allowed to go wherever I wish, on any land. No questions asked, or answered.
Raising his voice to the old cocky. "Have I made myself perfectly clear? Do-you-un-der-stand?
The old farmer nods politely and continues to repair his gate hinge, thinking to himself, it must be difficult to find good staff these days.
Ten minutes later, the farmer hears loud screams coming from the western paddock.
There was the water man running for his life. Close behind was the farmer's young bull and gaining with every stride. The water man was terrified.
The old cocky drops his tools, ambles over to the fence, cupping his hands to his mouth he yelled as loud as he could. "Your card man! ______ Show- him- your- stupid- bloody- card!"