farmer was sitting on his porch one afternoon, when a Transportation Department
Truck pulled up along side the road in front of his property. The driver got
out of the truck, walked to the grassy area next to the road, dug a hole, then
got back into the truck. A few minutes later a passenger in the truck got out,
walked to the hole, proceeded to fill it back in, and then returned to the truck.
The driver then moved the truck 50 feet up the road, and the process repeated
itself. This went on for the entire stretch of road in front of the farmer's
farmer, who was already a bit upset about the poor quality of the road, couldn't
believe his eyes. He stormed down to the truck, pounded on the window, and demanded
to know what was going on.
driver replied, "We're part of a highway beautification project, but the
guy who plants the trees called in sick."