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Building Castles December 8, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Word Play.
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Wikipedia ~ Castle (in Public Domain)

A young family moved into a house next door to an empty lot.  Soon thereafter, a gang of building workers turned up to start building on the lot.

The young family’s 5-year-old daughter took an interest in the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers.

She hung around and the builders more or less adopted the girl as a sort of project mascot.

They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had tea and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.  They even gave the child her very own hard hat and gloves, which thrilled her.

At the end of the first week, the smiling builders presented her with a
pay envelope ~ containing two pounds in 10p coins.

The little girl took her pay home and her mother suggested they take the money to the bank to open a savings account.  At the bank, the cashier listened as the girl told her about her work on the building site and the fact she had a pay packet.

“You must have worked very hard to earn all this,” said the cashier.

“Yes, I worked every day with Steve and Wayne and Mike. We’re building a big house.  A castle!”

“My goodness,” said the cashier, “Will you be working on the castle again next week?”

The child thought for a moment, then said, “I think so . . . provided those wankers at Jewsons deliver the fucking bricks on time.”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source: e-mail from an unknown author (sent by Granny1947)