The UK Taxation Office suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't


proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.

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

Boat Owner: "Well, there's Clarence, my deckhand, he's been with me for 3

years. I pay him

400 a week plus free room and board. Then there's


mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about

90% of the work around here. He makes about

100 per week, pays his own


and board, and I buy him a bottle of Trawler rum and a dozen Crown


every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with

my wife occasionally".

AUDITOR: "That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged


Boat Owner: "That'll be me. What'd you want to know?