Actually it was sent to me via email, and I’ll repost it here for you tonight so you can enjoy this heartwarming story. I hope this doesn’t make me one of those ‘spammy’ people…
A young couple and their daughter moved into a house next door to which was an empty lot. One day a construction crew arrived to start work on a new home that was to occupy the empty lot. The little 5-year-old naturally took an interest in all the activity in the empty lot and spent hours of every day watching the workers.
The workers, all of them softies underneath the grime, basically adopted the little girl as their unofficial project mascot. They chatted with her regularly, let her sit with them during coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her tasks here and there to make her feel part of the crew.
At week’s end they presented her with a pay envelope containing an official payroll check! It was only two dollars, but the girl took it 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.
Upon arriving at the bank, the teller was impressed as well 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!” said the teller. “And will you continue to work on the house this coming week as well?”
The little girl smiled and responded, “I will if those dirtbags at Home Depot ever deliver the damned sheetrock!”