Santa Singh and Banta Singh get a contract to paint a flagpole. While trying to compute the area, so they'll know how much paint to buy, Santa stands on Banta's shoulders and stretches to reach the top to compute the height. His reach is short by several inches. So, Banta says may be if they switch positions, because he is taller maybe he can touch the top.

While sitting, pondering another approach to computing the area, a weight lifter comes by. Santa and Banta explain their problem. The weightlifter goes over, wrestles the flagpole out of its socket, lays it down, measures it from bottom to top, gives them the figure, then manhandles the flagpole back into its cement socket and walks off.

Santa looks at Banta, then says, "Now isnt that weightlifter awfully stupid! You ask him the height and he gives you the length of the pole!"