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Heartwarming Story of a 5-Year Old's First Paycheck

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:57 pm

Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that makes you believe that we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next door 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 daughter 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 her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had 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 a couple of dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested that they take the two dollar "pay" she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own paycheck at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with the crew building the house next door to us."

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 a$$holes at Home Depot ever deliver the f@*%ing sheet rock."

Stories like this just bring a tear to your eye.

:-D
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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:06 pm

Ya, I believed it the whole time.
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Re: Heartwarming Story of a 5-Year Old's First Paycheck

Postby Old_Style » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:14 pm

They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks


This clearly gave the ending away. You'll be hard pressed to find a construction crew that doesn't swear and curse during lunch breaks...even if a child is present. :-D
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:26 pm

I agree with her about those a$$holes at Home Depot.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:00 pm

Nice. Good stuff. ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:53 am

Don't carpenters call it drywall and others call it sheetrock??
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:00 am

Lofunzo wrote:Don't carpenters call it drywall and others call it sheetrock??

I thought sheetrock was like sheets of concrete.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:07 am

StlSluggers wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:Don't carpenters call it drywall and others call it sheetrock??

I thought sheetrock was like sheets of concrete.


It's the same. Apparently, it's much like we view Coke. In many instances, we use it as a generic term for whatever cola product you have. Sheetrock is much like that.
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