A phone company puts an ad in the paper that they are recruiting workers. The next day, two groups of workers show up: a crew of five Italian men and a crew of five blonde women. The company cannot decide who to give the job to, so they give them a test. The company boss says, "Each crew will receive a telephone pole that they must install into the ground. Whoever is able to hammer it in first will get the job."
Both groups agree this is fair, so off they go in the company trucks with the long telephone poles sticking out the back. A few hours pass, and finally, at 5:00, the Italian crew returns. "YAY!!" They shout, "We came back first, we get the job!!" "Good work, men," says the boss. "However, we must wait until the other crew comes back to make sure that the reason they're delayed is not because of traffic, or that the truck broke down."
"Fine, no problem," say the men. An hour passes, two hours pass, three hours. Finally, at 12:00 midnight, the blonde crew arrives. All of them are flushed and breathing hard. "What happened to you? What took so long?" Asks the boss incredulously.
"What do you mean, 'what took so long'?? Do we get the job?" "YOU get the job? No way! The men were back here HOURS ago!" "Well, of course they were," say the blondes. "They only put the pole in halfway!!"