Paddy got a job as a tree cutter and went eagerly to work on his first day. He was given a chainsaw and told he must cut down twenty trees to earn his wages. He returned in the evening tired out.
‘How many did you cut today Paddy?’
‘Sorry, no wages today.’
The next day he staggers in, ‘How many today Paddy?’
‘Sorry not enough.’
On the third day Paddy crawls into the office.
‘How many today Paddy?’
‘Fifteen sir, and it’s the best I can do.’
The foreman shook his head. ‘I don’t understand it. The others all reach their quota. Perhaps there’s something wrong with your chainsaw.’ He took the chainsaw outside and started it up.
Paddy leapt back in horror. ‘What’s that noise!?’
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