A motorist was driving through the country when he came to a flooded area the road where the pavement ended. Seeing a farmer sitting along the side of the road watching ducks in the flooded roadway, he called to the farmer. "Excuse me," he said, "can I drive my car through here?"
The farmer replied, "Sure, I don't see why not."
The motorist continued on and drove into the flooded roadway. Within five seconds he and his car were completely under water.
The motorist managed to get out of his car and swim to the surface. He waded out of the water, soaking wet. He glared at the farmer.
"What made you think I could drive my car through there?" the motorist roared.
"Well," said the farmer, lowering the palm of his hand to the ground, "the water only came up to here
on the ducks!"