The Department of Labour claimed a South Canterbury farmer was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him.
Department of Labour employee: I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.
Farmer: Well, there's my farm hand who has been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board.
Then there's the mentally challenged worker. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.
NCDL employee: That's the guy I want to talk to… the mentally challenged one.
Farmer: That would be me.