A West Virginia farmer and his recently hired farm hand were eating an early breakfast of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee that the farmer’s wife had prepared for them in the farm house.
Thinking of all the work they had to get done that day, the farmer told the hired man that he might as well go ahead and eat his lunch too as it would save them time.
The hired man didn’t say a word, but filled his plate a second time and proceeded to eat another helping of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and bacon.
After a while the farmer said to the hired hand, “We’ve got so much work to do today, you might as well eat your supper now as well”.
Again, the hired man didn’t respond, but refilled his plate a third time with another helping of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and bacon and continued to eat.
Finally, after eating his third plate of food, the hired man pushed back his chair and started to take off his shoes.
“What are you doing?” the farmer asked him.
The hired man replied, “Well, I’m taking my shoes off because I don’t work after supper”.
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