THE SAND PILE STORY An Italian, a Scotsman, and a Chinese fellow are hired at a construction site. The foreman points to a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian guy, "You're in charge of sweeping." To the Scotsman, he says, "You're in charge of shoveling." And to the Chinese guy, "You're in charge of supplies." The foreman then shrugs his beefy shoulders and says, "Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you guys to make a good dent in that pile of sand." So the foreman goes away for a couple hours, but when he returns, he sees that the pile of sand is still untouched. He says to the Italian, "Why didn't you sweep any of it?" The Italian replies in a heavy accent, "I no getta broom. You tella the Chinesea guy he inna charge ofa supplies, but hea disappeara, and I coulda no finda him!" Then the foreman turns to the Scotsman and asks, "Didn't I tell you to shovel that sand?" The Scotsman replies in his heavy brogue, "Aye, ye did, laddie, but I couldna get meself a shovel. Ye left the Chinee in charge of supplies, but I couldna find him!" The foreman is really angry 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!"