Digging It Joke

two men digging van gogh painting

So I was sitting on a park bench over lunch, eating my sandwiches, when I saw these two fellas from the council, digging holes. The odd thing was: the first chap would dig a hole, and then the guy behind him would fill it, and so on. I watched this for about half an hour before I could stand it no more.

"Oi," I shouted. "What's the story with you and your mate, digging and filling holes like that?"

The first guy stopped, and wiped his brow. "Well," he said, "normally we're a three-man team, but the bloke who plants the trees is sick today."