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Yoga Korunta

Life & Politics

Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

12 November 2005

Construction Tales

This is truly a heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little girl named Misty and some construction workers. This makes you want to believe in the goodness of people and that there is hope for the human race.

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, Misty, naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers. She hung around and eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more of less adopted her as a kind of project manager.

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 pay envelope containing five dollars.

Misty took this home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested that they take the money 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 with the story and asked the little girl how she had come by her own pay at such a young age.

Misty proudly replied, "I worked all last week with a crew building a house."

"My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"

Misty replied, "I will if those useless bastards at the lumberyard deliver the fucking drywall."

For more on what became of our sweet little Misty see: http://www.thescanlons.net/weblog/

Her own little girl, Kaiden, avoids construction sites!


Blogger theresa said...

Thank you so much for sharing that story. What a fantastic punchline!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thank you, theresa! The best part is that Misty really is a construction manager in Virginia Beach!

Blogger a rose is a rose said...

you're TOO funny.......

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thanks, Rose!

Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

Thanks buddy!

Today's project: upgrading all the entrance gates on the local military bases here, complete with pop-up barriers, under car cameras and new guard shacks! They truly are spending that Anti-Terrorist Force Protection money!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Your tax dollars at work!

Blogger Crabbi said...

LOL! It started out as such a heartwarming story and got even bettter at the end :)

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