Never argue with a woman who reads.

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 06/04/06 •  2 min read

All credit (or blame) for this goes to poster Dorm57 on I know it has nothing to do with skiing, but I thought it was so cute I had to share it with you:

One morning a husband comes back from fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out, so she motors out, anchors, and begins to read a book.

Not long after, a game warden pulls up beside her boat. “What are you doing here?” he asks.

“Reading a book,” she says (thinking, “Isn’t it obvious?”)

“Ma’am, you’re in a Restricted Fishing Area,” he informs her.

“So what’s the problem, officer? I’m reading, not fishing.”

“Yes, ma’am, but you have all the equipment here, and for all I know you could start fishing at any moment. I’m afraid I’ll have to take you in and write you up.”

The woman says, “That’s fine, and in that case I’m afraid I’m going to have to charge you with sexual assault.”

The game warden says, “Ma’am, you can’t do that. I haven’t touched you, looked at you…I haven’t even gotten into your boat.”

“That’s true,” she says, “but you have all the equipment and for all I know you could start assaulting me at any moment!”

The game warden thinks a bit, then motors off in his boat muttering, “Have a nice day, ma’am.”

Moral: Be careful when arguing with a woman who reads. It’s likely she can also think.