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July 21, 2013

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 headed down the road toward the men. “Hold it,
hold it,” he said to the men. “Can you tell me what’s going on here
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.

You see with the government sequestering, they are not buying any
more trees so Elmer’s job’s been cut … so now it’s just me an’ Leroy.


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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

  2. Thanks so much for the re-blog!

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