An Italian, and Irishman and a Chinese fellow are hired at a construction
site. The foreman points out a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian guy.
"You're in charge of sweeping," to the Irishman, "You're in
charge of shoveling," and to the Chinese guy, "And you're in charge of
"Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you guys to make a
dent in that pile." So the foreman goes away for a couple hours, and when
he returns, the pile of sand is untouched. He says to the Italian, "Why
didn't you sweep any of it?"
The Italian replies, "I didn't have a broom. You said the Chinese guy was
in charge of supplies, but he disappeared and I couldn't find him." So then
the foreman turns to the Irishman and asks why he didn't shovel. The Irishman
replies, "I couldn't get myself a shovel. You left the Chinese guy in
charge of supplies, but I couldn't find him."
The foreman is really pissed off now, and storms off toward the pile of sand
looking for the Chinese guy. Just then, the Chinese guy springs out from behind
the pile of sand and yells 'SUPPLIES!"