The boss met both teams and said “Here’s what we’ll do. Each team will be installing poles out on the new road for a day. The team that installs the most poles gets the job.”
Both teams headed right out. At end of the shift, when the two Polish guys reported back, the boss asked them how many they had installed. They said it was tough going but they’d put in 12.
Forty-five minutes later, Paddy and Mick came back in, totally exhausted.
“Well, how many poles did you guys install?” said the boss.
Mick wiped his brow and sighed, “Paddy and me, we got three in.”
The boss gasped, “Three? Those two Polish blokes put in 12!”
“Yeah,” said Mick, “but you should see how much they left sticking out of the ground.”