I was in a job interview once, and the guy doing the interview asked me for a joke. This was the one I told. I didn't get the job, but I ran into the guy three years later and he remembered the joke.
Two mid level executives went to their doctors. Each one was told that he was in bad shape. Too tense, needed to relax. Take up a hobby. Well, they got together that day and tried to think of something. Golf was out, to much stress. Stamp collecting was boring, running was too much work. So they both decided to take up fishing. Low stress and it gets them outside.
Well they go down to Bass Pro shops and load up. They buy gear, rods, lures, you name it, they bought it. They even went down and bought a pick-up to haul everything around with.
So, first day they rent a boat and head out on the lake, they're casting away. One throw after another. Man they are working up a sweat just cranking in their lures. Nothing but a water haul. Then they round a bend in the lake, and everything they throw takes a hit. They are hauling in one fish after another. In just an hour, they limit out. They start to pack up when the one guy turns to his buddy.
"We ought to mark this place so we can find it again when we come back out."
"Good idea," the second one says. He rummages around in his tackle box for a few minutes and produces a can of black paint. He then proceeds to paint a big black X in the bottom of the boat.
"Now that's just the dumbest thing I've ever seen," the first exec says, "absolutely stupid."
"Well what happens if we don't get the same boat next time?"