Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Construction Job

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a Construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot.

The young family's 5-year-old son naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them "gems-in-the-rough," more or less, adopted him as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with him, let him sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave him little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented him with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little boy took this home to her mother who suggested that he take her ten dollars "pay" he'd received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the boy and his mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little boy how she had come by his very own pay check at such a young age.. The little boy proudly replied, "I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us."

"Oh my goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"

The little boy replied,
"I will, if those assholes at Lowe's
ever deliver the damn sheet rock..."

Kind of brings a tear to the eye - doesn't it?

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