A vacationing city banker is strolling down the village street when he suddenly remembers he had promised to meet a friend at 5.
Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he can’t tell if he is late. He notices a carpenter outside his workshop and approaches him: "Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?"
"One moment!" says the carpenter as he turns to look up at the sun. He then picks up a stick and gets on his knees to push it into the earth. He pulls out a spirit level, and assures himself that the stick is perfectly vertical.
With a compass, he then locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.
Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the carpenter calculates rapidly, then turns to the banker and says, "It is now exactly 4:39 pm."
"That was remarkable!” the banker exclaims. “But what would you do on a cloudy day when the stick casts no shadow?"
The carpenter rolls up his sleeve, holds up his wrist and says, "I suppose I'd just look at my watch."
"Let me see", said the blind carpenter, and he picked up his hammer and saw.
"These nails are defective, the heads are on the wrong end!" "They are for the other side of the house."
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