A team of
sociologists have planned an experiment in isolation.
They send an Englishman, a Frenchman and a Japanese
man to a deserted island and arrange to come back
and pick them up in a year’s time and see how
they have adapted.
The sociologists leave, and the three
men decide to split up the tasks amongst themselves.
"I’m an engineer" says the Englishman,
"So I’ll handle building a shelter".
He turns to the Frenchman and says: "You French
are pretty good cooks - why don’t you handle
the cooking?" The Frenchman agrees, and the
Englishman turns to the Japanese man "That leaves
you to organise the supplies" he says. The Japanese
man agrees and each man sets about his tasks.
A year passes, and the sociologists
return to see how the men have coped. They expect
to find three desperate men, unhappy with having to
live on the island, but instead find a huge wooden
house with verandas and porches and balconies. The
Englishman comes to greet them, and when they express
their surprise about the house he just shrugs and
says "Yeah well I had a lot of raw materials
so I kind of went to town and did the place up"
The team are amazed and are shown
inside to the kitchen where they’re greeted
with the most amazing smell of delicious food. The
Frenchman sees their surprise and just shrugs "I
had lots to work with" he says, "This
island has loads of edible herbs and plants."
The team sits down to eat and are
about to start when one of them inquires about the
Japanese man. "Oh we don’t know what happened
to him" explains the Englishman, he ran off
into the woods to sort out the supplies and hasn’t
been seen since".
They all agree that they should try
to find the man, and a search party is organised.
They make it about 100 yards into the woods, when
the Japanese man jumps out from behind a tree, stark
naked with half a coconut on his head, and peacock
feathers sticking out of his bum, and shouts: SUPPLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!