“What’s that sign say?”

"What's that sign say?"

The sheriff was rounding up a group to help him get back the bank money. The man on the left said his contribution to the group would be his ability to see very far away. The sheriff tested him on it: “What’s that sign way over there read?” “I don’t know.” “But you said you can see far away.” “I can see it. I just don’t know how to read.”