First Job

I read this great story on my favorite Web site, onlyfunnystories.com this week. It is a great reminder about how easily children are influenced, and how they always say the wrong thing at the wrong time.

A family excitedly bought and moved into their first house. The house sat next to a vacant lot. One day, a construction crew showed up to start building a house on the empty lot.

The family’s 5-year-old daughter eventually, and not surprisingly, took an interest in all the activity going on next door. She spent hours watching the builders and asked her parents if she could go help the men.

Her parents said no at first, then agreed to let her go, but her mother went along.

Eventually the construction crew got to know the little girl and the mother, and the mother began to let the girl visit the men without her, to take them lemonade and cookies and other treats.

The men chatted with her and let her sit with them during breaks, and they even gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel as if she were helping.

At the end of the first week, the foreman of the crew presented the little girl with an envelope with $10 inside, and told her it was her first paycheck.

The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her $10 “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 as*!#!es at Home Depot ever deliver the fu*#’ng sheet rock…”



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