An Italian, a Scotsman and a Chinaman are hired at a construction site.
The foreman points out a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian guy, “Today, you are in charge of sweeping.”
Then he turns to the Scotsman he says, “Today, you are in charge of shoveling.”
Next, he turns to the Chinaman and says “Today, you are in charge of supplies.”
He then says to all three of them, “Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you guys to make a dent in that there pile of sand while I am gone”.
So, the foreman goes away for a couple of hours.
When he returns, he sees the pile of sand is still untouched.
Rather angry at seeing this, he says to the Italian man, “Why didn’t you sweep any of this?”
The Italian replies in a heavy accent, “I no getta broom. You tella the Chinesea guy he inna charge ofa supplies, but he disappear and I could no find him!”
Then the foreman turns to the Scotsman and asks “Didn’t I tell you to shovel?”
The Scotsman replies in his heavy brogue, “Aye, ye did lad, but I couldna get meself a shovel. Ye left the Chinee in charge of supplies, but I couldna find him!”
The foreman is really angry now, and storms off toward the pile of sand, looking for the Chinaman.
Just then, the Chinaman springs out from behind the pile of sand and yells “SUPPLIES!”
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