When you spend a lot of time with someone, you’re bound to pick up a few of their habits.
This applies doubly to children… this is one such story!
A young family moved into a house next 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, had 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 ten dollars.
The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank to start a savings account.
When they got to the bank, the mom lifted up the little girl so that she could hand the envelope to the teller herself.
The girl said, “Can you store my salary for me please?”
The teller asked, “Of course! If you don’t mind me asking, how does a young little girl like yourself 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 to us.”
The teller was impressed and said,“Oh my goodness gracious, and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”
The little girl replied, “I will, if those freakin’ assholes from the lumber yard ever deliver that god damn drywall!”