Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a
construction crew began to build a house on the empty lot. The young
family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in the
goings-on and spent much of each day observing the workers.
Eventually the construction crew, all of them 'gems-in-the-rough,'
more or less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot .
They chatted with her
during coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here
and there to make her feel important. At the end of the first week,
they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars.
The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she
take her ten dollars 'pay' she'd received to the bank the next day to
start a savings account.
When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally
impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own
pay check at such a young age. The little girl 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 girl replied, 'I will, if those ass**les at Home Depot ever
deliver the f*ckin' sheet rock...'
Kind of brings a tear to the eye - doesn't it?