Posted by: wtfwjd? | May 21, 2008

First rule of ’holes

Anyone understand what the Mustache of Understanding® means when he says this?

The first rule of holes is when you’re in one, stop digging. When you’re in three, bring a lot of shovels.

What am I missing? The moral of today’s mustache dripping seems to be:

When things are bad try to make them better. When they’re really bad, try to make them a lot worse.

Have I got that right?

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Responses

  1. When you are in hole, stop digging (don’t make things worse). If you are in three – start filling them, bring lots of shovels. That’s the only way to get out of a serious trouble.
    I was searching the Net myself for an answer. The piece is translated and published on the Russian site http://www.inosmi.ru and the “humor” is totally lost in translation.
    People are concerned for Mr.Friedman’s sanity.

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