Walked into the drugstore. As I walked toward the window, I noted that Mary, the department manager, was removing all the toothpaste from the counter end display.
I picked up and paid for my script. As I walked out, Mary was at the other end of the same counter, placing the same toothpaste on the end display.
"Keeping busy," I said. "Reminds me of a boss I had one time. Told me, "Always be busy. If you have to shovel that pile of dirt from here to there then move it back again, do it. Don't let me catch you standing around."
Mary laughed. "Sometimes it works like that."
Well, it did in the world I grew up in.