Joke 585

29 Oct




Mike (Photo credit: MarinaAvila)



A fellow stopped at a rural 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 he 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 and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was about 25 feet behind filling in the old. The men worked right past the fellow with the soft drink and went on down the road.


“I can’t stand this,” said the man, tossing the can in 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 this digging?”


“Well, we work for the county government, ” one of the men said.


“But one of you is digging a hole and the other is filling it up. You’re not accomplishing anything. Aren’t you wasting the county’s 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, Rodney and Mike. I dig the hole, Rodney sticks in the tree and Mike here puts the dirt back.”


“Yea,” piped up Mike. “Now, just because Rodney’s sick, that don’t mean we can’t work, does it?”


14 Responses to “Joke 585”

  1. terry1954 October 29, 2012 at 04:15 #

    good one!!!!!


  2. slpmartin October 29, 2012 at 04:43 #

    Alas…that does sound like many a government jobs.


  3. vivinfrance October 29, 2012 at 07:31 #

    All too common an attitude!


  4. jmgoyder October 29, 2012 at 08:37 #

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this were a true story!


  5. Grannymar October 29, 2012 at 09:34 #

    It sounds like a real story to me.


  6. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 29, 2012 at 13:10 #

    What a bunch of cynics you are!


  7. adinparadise October 29, 2012 at 13:25 #

    Bwahaha. Truth is stranger than fiction. 😆


  8. judithatwood October 29, 2012 at 14:42 #

    Good one. I’m sending this to my ex-county-worker ex-husband. He’ll appreciate it!


  9. Viveka October 29, 2012 at 20:23 #

    Brilliant one, Linda …. Reminds me about a heavy raining morning in Belfast … when in the taxi I saw this council worker – watering the hanging flower baskets – in full rain gear, the thing was it had been raining for 2 full days. Both the taxi driver and I laughed our knees off.


  10. Three Well Beings October 30, 2012 at 04:03 #

    I think I may know those guys! 🙂


  11. lanceleuven October 30, 2012 at 22:53 #

    Well I guess it’s just lucky that the guy who digs the holes isn’t sick, then they’d be screwed! 🙂


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