Dad yelled upstairs, “Mack and Cheese! It’s trash day. Bring down all of the trash please!”

Cheese whined under his breath to Mack, “I don’t want to take the trash.”

“It’s part of our chores, dude! Help me with the trash. If you don’t help, you don’t get paid. You know that!” Mack ordered as he pulled the white trash bag from room to room.

“That’s right. Hurry up guys. The garbage truck is on its way.” said Dad.

Mack looked to Cheese and ordered, “Here, you carry this small bag. I’ll carry the others.”

Cheese complained, “You’re not the boss of me! You take the small bag!”

Mack snatched the small bag from Cheese in frustration. Then went on downstairs.

As Mack walked away, Cheese realized he was left with the biggest bag. How was he to get this heavy bag downstairs… by himself!?

“Whew!” said Cheese as he wiped the sweat from his forehead. “I just pulled this bag down 17 steps!”

Dad spoke up, “You sure did! And look at all of the trash that came out of that 17-step sized hole in the bag!! Go clean up your mess!”