Ted E was stopped by a game warden recently as he was coming back from the lake.
He was carrying two large buckets of fish.
As it was during spawning season, the game warden asked, “Do you have a license to catch those fish?”
Ted E replied, “No, sir! These here are my pet fish.”
“Pet fish?” the warden replied.
Yes, sir, you bet.” answered Ted E.
“Every night I take these here fish down to the lake and let them swim around for a while.
Then I just whistle, and they jump back in the buckets, and I take them home.”
"Baloney. Fish won’t do that.” said the game warden.
Ted E looked at the officer with an expression of great hurt, and then said, “Oh, yeah! Well I’ll just have to show you then. It really does work, don’t you know?”
“Okay, I’ve got to see this!” responded the game warden, who was really curious now.
So they returned to the dock, where Ted E poured the fish into the lake and stood waiting.
After several minutes, the game warden turned to him and said, “Well?”
“Well what?” replied Ted E.
“When are you going to call them back?”
“Call who back?” asked Ted E.