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Government Work....

Discussion in 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine' started by Richard King, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    A guy stopped at a local gas station and, after filling his tank, he paid the
    bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and
    watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole
    two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came along behind him
    and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was 25
    feet behind filling in the hole. The men worked right past the guy with the
    soft drink and went on down the road.

    "I can't stand this," said the man tossing the can into a trash container and
    heading down the road toward the men. "Hold it, hold it," he said to the men.
    "Can you tell me what's going on here with all this digging and refilling?"

    "Well, we work for the government and we're just doing our job," one of the
    men said. "But one of you is digging a hole and the other fills it up. You're
    not accomplishing anything. Aren't you wasting the taxpayers' money?"

    "You don't understand, mister," one of the men said, leaning on his shovel
    and wiping his brow. "Normally there's three of us: me, Elmer and Leroy. I
    dig the hole, Elmer sticks in the tree and Leroy, here, puts the dirt back.
    Now just because Elmer's sick, that don't mean that Leroy and me can't work."
  2. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Being a former (low-level) guv'mint official, it makes perfect sense to me! :lol:

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