The Kingdom of Graft
(after Matthew 20:1-16)
Once upon a time, a Laborer toiled all day laying tarmac, but was paid no greater a share than the slackers who showed up at the last minute. He asked the Foreman why; the Foreman was defensive about his ‘generosity to his friends’.
From this the Laborer deduced that the job was really a money-laundering scheme. So he showed up at the last minute the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that. The parking lot was never done, but that wasn’t the point.
Moral: When it’s worst to be best, then it’s best to be worst.