Three men applied to put up telephone poles.
The foreman sent them each out a truck and 20 poles, telling them to come back after 8 hours.
The first man returns and says “I put up 12 poles.”
The second man returns and says “I put up 15 poles.”
The third man returns and says “I put up 3 poles.”
“Three?” asks the foreman. “These two guys put up nearly thirty between them and you only put up three?”
“Yeah,” the third man says, “But you should see how much they left sticking out of the ground!”