Captain Blue was flying towards Big Boss's mansion, to attend a big dinner-party. He looked down and he saw Working Joe, standing in a muddy ditch, using his heat-vision to fix a sewer line; for Working Joe needed the money.
Captain Blue called from the sky, "Poor Working Joe! If only he knew how to flatter Big Boss, then he wouldn't have to fix sewer lines!"
Working Joe replied to the sky, "Poor Captain Blue! If only he knew how to fix sewer lines, then he wouldn't have to flatter Big Boss!"
Note: This story is a copy of a medieval tale starring Plato and Diogenes.