One day Mr. Pitts notices his basement flooding. He is quite handy and decides to fix the problem himself. Mr. Pitts spends the entire day digging outside his front lawn, in public property in order to find the broken pipe. He digs quite a big hole! But it’s getting late and dark, and Mr. Pitts calls it quits for the day.
OOPS – Mr. Pitts leaves the pit uncovered. Meanwhile, Mr. Fallin walks by and falls right into the hole. OH NO!
Mr. Fallin has the right to take Mr. Pitts to Beis Din… And the verdict is:
Pay up, Mr. Pitts. You should have covered the hole.