Two workers were approached by a passerby who asked what they were doing —
â€œWell, we work for the government,â€? one of the men said.
â€œBut one of you is digging a hole and the other guy is filling it up. Youâ€™re not accomplishing anything. Arenâ€™t you just wasting the taxpayerâ€™s money?â€?
â€œYou obviously donâ€™t understand, mister,â€? one of the men said, leaning on his shovel. â€œNormally thereâ€™s three of us: me, Rodney and Mike. I dig the hole, Rodney sticks the tree in and Mike, here, puts the dirt back in.â€?
â€œNow just because Rodneyâ€™s off sick today donâ€™t mean Mike and I canâ€™t work.â€?