A foreman was assigned three new workers, two big strong local men, and a little guy from Japan.
Because of their size, the foreman gave the two locals the digging work, and told the Japanese man "You'll be in charge of supplies."
After an hour or so, the foreman came back to check on their progress only to find the two locals sitting down doing nothing.
"What happened? Why aren't you at work?"
The men replied that their tools were broken and that the Japanese man in charge of supplies had disappeared.
Worried, the foreman ordered the two men outside the mine to help look for the little guy.
Just when they were about to give up the search, the Japanese guy jumps up from behind a rock and yells "Supplies!!"