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
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
"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
********** at Home Depot ever deliver the f**king sheet rock..."