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A Heart-Warming Story

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by cookeetree, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Here's a truly heart-warming story, that's sure to bring a tear to the eye. It's about the bond formed between a little 5 year old girl and some builders 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 block.

    One day, some builders turned up to start building a house on the block.

    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 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 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 pay check 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?"

    "I will," the little girl replied, "if those a**eholes at Bunnings ever deliver the f*cking Gyprock!"

    Kind of brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it!

    (Dear Mods, I realise this is a joke and doesn't really belong in Off Topic, but that would have ruined the illusion. Please, if you could find it in your hearts to leave this here for a few days, it would be very much appreciated.)
  2. wow - that's weird to read. i was always told a similar story about me as a little girl. almost identical. my folks told me i used to hang out with some local builders and came home one day with a frown on my face. mum and dad apparently asked what's wrong, and i answered "the fkg bricks didn't arrive". so were my parents lying to me and just retelling an urban myth? i have no recollection of this actually happening but the story was even included in my wedding speeches! freaky :shock: :?
  3. hehe i like
  4. umm....yeah a oldie but a goodie....
  5. :? As bad as MG... I see no reason not to move it :p
  6. You got urban mythed!