Two men were digging a ditch on a very hot day. One said to the other, “Why are weÂ down in this hole digging a ditch when our boss is up there in the shade of a tree?”Â “I don’t know,” replied the other, “I’ll go ask him.”
So he climbed out of the hole and went to his boss. “Why are we digging in the hot sun and you’re standigÂ in the shade?”Â “Intelligence,” the boss said.Â “What’s intelligence?” asked the digger.
The boss said, “I’ll show you. I’ll put my hand on this tree and I want you to hit it with your fistÂ as hardÂ as you can.” The ditch digger took a mighty swing and tried to hit the boss’ hand. The boss removed his hand and the ditch digger hit the tree. The boss said, “That’s intelligence!”
The ditch digger went back to his hole. His friend asked, “What’d he say?”Â “He said weÂ are down here because of intelligence.”Â “What’s intelligence?” his friend asked. The ditch digger put his hand on his face and said, “Take your shovel and hit my hand.” Â Â Â