"Men digging holes in their backyards can be scary and if you are scared of these men you should not be ashamed. You are right to be cautious. When a man is spotted digging a hole in his backyard, you should be prepared to dig a hole in your own backyard. As a rule, men digging holes in their backyards are asserting power (through the construction of a monument, such as a swimming pool or gazebo) or are hiding something, a bit of evidence from the last time their power was asserted perhaps (a deceased mistress, a microwaved pet, a refused wedding ring). Either way, they are to be avoided. If all the men in your neighborhood have begun digging holes at the same time, you should make urgent plans to move residence. You should be prepared to live under a bridge for some time."