Today, I drove from the bottom of Virginia to the top. It’s always a great drive. As I pass the exit signs along the way, I’m always reminded of people I’ve met and the great things I’ve learned from them. There are a lot of brilliant, clever and fun people in Virginia. Let me give you an example.
The game warden pulled up on Buck one morning and said, “I’ve got you. I told you not to fish in this pond. See that sign over there. NO FISHING!”
Buck, “I wasn’t fishin’ officer. I was training my pet fish.”
“Now Buck, you know you don’t have any trained fish. Hand ’em over. You’re going to jail this time.”
“Seriously, officer. I bring ’em out here a couple times a week so they can get a little exercise and work on their tricks.”
“Alright, let me see their tricks. I’m not buying it, but if they can do tricks, I want to see it.”
“OK.” Buck leaned down, released all the fish, and they swam off.
The game warden said, “Let’s see some tricks.”
Nothing happened, and finally in frustration, the game warden said, “Alright, I’ve seen enough. Call your fish back. They don’t do tricks. You’re going to jail.”
Buck said, “What fish?”