Just me and Leroy

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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 workers. "Hold it, hold it," he said to the men. "Can you tell me what's going on here with all this digging and refilling?"
“Well, we work for the government and we’re just doing our job,” one of the workers 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 workers 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. Elmer’s job’s been cut … so now it’s jus’ me an’ Leroy.”
“We’re here to help you.” That’s government for ya! 😀
H/t FOTM’s friend Miss May
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Just me and Leroy

  1. There’s usually one shovel and five guys holding it up.

     
  2. And notice the illiterate gov’t employees can’t even spell a simple 4 letter word . But if you dare cut their hours , they’ll spell that 4 and 3 letter word just fine .
    That picture was hilarious . The story even better .

     
  3. unfortunately this story is based on a true story. however it gets worse now with affrimative action and quotas instead of 3 guys one digging, one putting in the tree and on filling the hole you have 8 guys. same guys doing the work while the minorities stand around watching for training purposes. the minorities are unable to work because the majority are much to obese but they are needed to fill quotas so many are just paper weights holding down an office chair.

     
  4. Many years ago I worked on a gov. project in Maine. They didn’t want to let anyone go in case we needed them another day, but could not just let us hang around. So we spent about 2 weeks moving stacks of 3″ conduit from one pile to another and back again. Another week we literally did dig a hole, (could’ve been dug in an hour or so by back hoe) big hole, and the following week we filled it back in.

     

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