that I have received via email
(011) Language Barrier
An Italian, an 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, "Your're
in charge of sweeping," and to the Irishman,
"You're in charge of shoveling, and to the Chinese guy, "And you're in charge of
supplies. "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 turned 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 ticked off now, and storms off toward the pile of sand
looking for the Chinese guy. Just then, the Chinese guy springs out from a
closet and yells: "SUPPLIES!"