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Once upon a time, a the farmer lost all trust in his dog. So he put a sign in front of his house that said, “Talking dog for sale.” A passerby saw the sign, rang the doorbell, and the farmer told him the dog was in the backyard.
When the potential buyer got in the backyard, he saw a nice-looking Labrador Retriever sitting there.
"You talk?" he asked.
"Yep," the Lab replied.
After the guy recovered from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he said "So, what's your story?"
The Lab looked up and replied, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). In no time at all they had me flying from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.
"I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.
"I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The guy was amazed. He went back in and asked the owner what he wanted for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the farmer replied.
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"Because the dog's a darn liar. He never did any of that.”
Morale of the story: No matter how intelligent, capable, or good you are, you’re not worth much if you’re a liar.