To perform a task, one must complete a series of actions.
When having a shit, for example, one must lower their trousers and underwear, sit on the toilet, then shit. However, for a task to be performed correctly, it is vital that these actions are performed in the correct order. Shitting, then lowering your trousers and underwear and sitting on the toilet is not the correct way to take a shit.
Similarly, when building a fence, it is important to consider where your things are prior to building the fence. What fences are really good for is keeping things fenced in, as such, it is a bad idea to build a fence around things that you will later want to move.
Two workmen in Manchester, UK, failed to consider this when building a fence last week. Worse still, it was their van which they fenced in - and there's not much point in having a van if you can't move it.
The workmen built a fence around their van. Credit: Facebook/Col Condron
Fortunately, the whole fiasco was caught on camera, so the blokes will never be able to let it down.
Pictures show the van parked on the driveway of a house, stocked with building materials. The builders then set about their work, erecting posts before slotting in concrete panelling.
The precise point at which they realised the error of their ways is unclear, but evidently one of them clocked that their van was gradually becoming landlocked by their building efforts.
The workmen had to undo their work and pull on the posts to squeeze the van back out. Credit: Facebook/Col Condron
The boys then spent around half an hour trying to get the van out, undoing their work along the way, according to snapping onlooker, Col Condron.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, he said: "They parked the van, built the fence, and forgot the van was there.
"It took them about half an hour to get it out. They had to take the fence apart again, and then pull the fence posts back in the wet concrete.
"They got the van out and put it all back together again."
This is what happens when you perform tasks in the wrong order. Credit: Facebook/Col Condron
Mr Condron shared his photos of the mishap in a post on Facebook, with the amusing caption: "Only gone and fenced his van in - the helmet."
The post has since been shared more than 800 times; so if the brothers of destruction made a truce to never tell of their foolishness, that truce is now well and truly void.
Hopefully they are built of the right stuff to handle their new-found fame... I'm sure they won't take offence.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Col Condron