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?



  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 and the “humor” is totally lost in translation.
    People are concerned for Mr.Friedman’s sanity.

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