Two men needed some wood, so they drove their truck to a building supplies store.
One of them walked inside to the front desk and said, “We need some four-by-twos.”
“You mean two-by-fours, don’t you?” the worker asked.
“Let me go check,” replied the man, and he went back to the truck.
“Yeah, I meant two-by-fours,” he said, returning a few moments later.
“Alright. How long do you need them?”
The customer paused for a minute to think and then finally said, “I’d better go check.”
After a while he returned to the office and said, “A long time. We’re building a house.”