A carpet layer had just finished a wall-to-wall installation. When he arose from his labor for a smoke, he realized that his pack of cigarettes was missing from his shirt pocket. Seeing a small bulge under the center of the new carpet, he thought "No sense in pulling up the whole rug to get the pack" and proceeded to flatten the lump with his hammer.
As he was cleaning up, the lady of the house walked in. "Here are your cigarettes. I found them in the hallway. Now if I could only find my hamster."