An old man lived in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard
work. His only son, who used to help him is in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his
son and described his predicament.
"I'm feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato
garden this year. I am just getting too old to be digging up the garden plot. If you were
here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me."
A few days later, he received a letter from his son.
"For heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up that garden, that's where I buried the
At 4 a.m. the next morning, F.B.I. agents and local police showed up and dug up the entire
area without finding any bodies. They apologised to the old man and left. That same day
the old man received another letter from his son.
"Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. That's the best I could do under the
And the moral of the story is to work smarter not harder. Use your brain; in the perceived
impossible. Sometimes it can make the