This week, the foreman had 2 guys working under him. One would dig a hole – dig, dig, dig. The other would come behind him and fill the hole – fill, fill, fill. These 2 men worked furiously; one digging a hole, the other filling it up again.
On the third day, a small business owner, across the road, was watching from the sidewalk and couldn’t believe how hard these men were working but couldn’t understand what they were doing.
Finally he had to go and ask the foreman, “I’m impressed at how hard your men are working but i can’t figure out what you’re repairing? One digs a hole only so that his partner can fill it up again?”
The foreman replied, “Oh yeah, that must look funny but the guy who plants the trees is sick today.”