Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Construction Crew

An Italian, an Irishman and a Chinese fellow are hired at a construction site. The foreman points out a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian guy, "You're in charge of sweeping;"  to the Irishman, "You're in charge of shoveling;" and to the Chinese guy, "And you're in charge of supplies. Now, I have to leave for a little while.  I expect you guys to make a dent in that pile."

So the foreman goes away for a couple of hours, and when he returns, the pile of sand is untouched. He says to the Italian, "Why didn't you sweep any of it?"  The Italian replies, "I didn't have a broom.  You said the Chinese guy was in charge of supplies, but he disappeared and I couldn't find him."

So then the foreman turns to the Irishman and asks why he didn't shovel.  The Irishman replies, "I couldn't get myself a shovel.  You left the Chinese guy in charge of supplies, but I couldn't find him."

The foreman is really ticked off now, and storms off toward the pile of sand looking for the Chinese guy.  Just then, the Chinese guy springs out from a closet and yells:  "SUPPLIES!"


  1. I don't know if my Chinese friends would find this funny, but I certainly did.

  2. Stephen - It did occur to me that I might offend some Chinese, but I hope not. Glad you found it funny.

  3. LOL ... that's JUST my type of joke :o) ... still smiling!

    Wishing you a wonderful new year Linda x

  4. Deborah - Glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year to you, too.

  5. Like that lol

    All the best for the new year Linda.

  6. Thank you, Keith. I wish you all the best, as well.

  7. HA! HA! Just read your joke to Terry and we both found it FUNNY :) :)

  8. I agree with Deborah -- my kind of joke. Thanks for the laugh!

    But, you know now that I think about this, how could you possibly know a joke that you haven't told me? I thought I was your best audience! :)

  9. Sandra - I think this is one of those jokes that come through from time to time on a forwarded e-mail. I set it aside for possible future use and may have omitted the important step of running it by you. :) Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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