Posted 07-30-2003 at 07:22:22
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I saw this on another forum...does anyone know the answer?
A farmer asks a neighbor for some help cutting firewood one Saturday. The neighbor has nothing else to do that day, and figures he can get a load of firewood out of it, so he agrees.
On Saturday morning, the two jump in the farmer's old Jeep and go about a half mile out from the barn to a stand of trees.
The farmer backs the Jeep up to a big circular saw on a stand, and proceeds to connect a leather belt from the saw to the belt pulley driven by the PTO on the Jeep. (Remember those?)
At this point the farmer says to the neighbor, "I forgot my big wrecking bar. We'll need it. Would you mind going back to the barn to get it?"
The neighbor hikes all the way back to the barn, finds the heavy steel bar, and lugs it back to the Jeep.
The farmer thanks him, leans the bar up against the side of the Jeep, and starts the saw.
A few hours later, they have a nice pile of firewood, and call it a day. As they are about to jump back in the Jeep, the farmer picks up the wrecking bar from where it is still leaning against the Jeep.
The neighbor says, "Why did you send me all the way back to the barn to lug that heavy thing out here, when we never used it?"
The farmer replies, "Oh, no! We've been using it all day!"
What did he mean?