A Polish man is looking to buy a saw to cut down
some trees in his back yard. He goes to a chainsaw shop and asks about
various chainsaws. The dealer tells him, "Look, I have a lot of
models, but why don't you save yourself a lot of time and aggravation
and get the top-of-the-line model. This chainsaw will cut a hundred
cords of wood for you in one day."
So the Pole takes the chainsaw home and begins
working on the trees. After cutting for several hours and only cutting
two cords, he decides to quit. He thinks there is something wrong with
the chainsaw. "How can I cut for hours and only cut two cords?", the
man asks himself. "I will begin first thing in the morning and
cut all day", he tells himself. So, the next morning he gets up at 4
in the morning and cuts, and cuts, and cuts till nightfall, and he
only manages to cut five cords.
The man is convinced this is a bad saw. "The dealer
told me it would cut one hundred cords of wood in a day, no problem. I
will take this saw back to the dealer." The very next day the man
brings the saw back to the dealer and explains the problem. The
dealer, baffled by the Pole's claim, removes the chainsaw from the
case. The dealer says, "Huh, it looks fine." Then the dealer starts
the chainsaw, to which the Pole responds, "What's that noise?"