This particular man was taking a shortcut through the graveyard one dark
night. That was a mistake, because the gravediggers had just opened a new
site, in preparations for a funeral early the next morning.
The unfortunate man took a headlong plunge into the deep pit. It began to
rain, and the sides became slippery, besides being deep. Try as he may (and
he did again and again) he could not climb out. Finally he resigned himself
to wait for the caretakers the next morning, and he settled into a corner.
Just before dawn another man, who had been "out on the town" all night and
who was definitely inebriated, stumbled into the same grave. He yelped and
started trying his best to get back topside.
After a few attempts, this deep voice from the corner said, "It's no use.
You can't get out!"
But he did...