While he was standing there, a stranger came by and asked: “What are you doing?”
“What does it look like I’m doing?” the man snapped back “I’m pushing this boulder uphill”.
“And, what is to be gained from doing that?” enquired the stranger.
“I won’t know that until I reach the top!” the man snapped back.
When he was almost at the top, the man glanced up for a moment and saw the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, standing at the summit.
A dark cloud of dust filled the air. “What have I done?” the man cried out.
He turned around and looked back at the summit. The woman had simply vanished.
He walked slowly to the top and looked in all directions, but she was gone.