A farmer was traveling from Georgia to New Hampshire to visit relatives, and gets pulled over by a New Hampshire State Trooper for speeding.
The trooper started to lecture the farmer about his speeding, and in general began to throw his weight around to try to make the farmer feel uncomfortable.
Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket. As he was doing that, he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head.
The farmer says, “Havin’ some problem with them circle flies?”
The trooper stopped writing the ticket and said, “Well yeah, if that’s what they’re called. But I’ve never heard of circle flies.”
“Well, sir,” the farmer replies, “circle flies hang around farms. They’re called circle flies because they’re almost always found circling a round the back end of a horse.”
The trooper says, “Oh,” and goes back to writing the ticket. But, a moment later he stops and asks, “Are you callin’ me a horse’s ass?”
“No, sir,” the farmer replies, ” Have too much respect for law enforcement to call you a horse’s ass.”
“That’s a good thing,” the trooper says and goes back to writing the ticket.
After a long pause, the farmer, in his best southern drawl says, “Hard to fool them flies though.”