A city slicker moves to the country and decides he’s going to take up farming. He heads to the local co-op and tells the man, “Give me 100 baby chickens.”
The co-op man complies.
A week later the man returns and says, “Give me 200 baby chickens.” The co-op man boxes them up and hands them over.
Another week goes by and the man returns. This time he says, “Give me 500 baby chickens.”
“Wow,” the co-op man replies, “you must really be doing well.”
“Naw,” says the man with a sigh. “I’m either planting them too deep or too far apart.”