One of the things associated with summer is construction, both road and building. Driving on nice roads is great, but it is also a pain to have to navigate slowly (read: stop and go ... mostly stop) through road work in heavy vacation traffic. Whenever I see signs that say "End Road Work," I usually say aloud, "Amen!" Our church is considering building a house on our property this summer to provide temporary housing for missionaries on furlough. I hope to have at least a small part in that project since, for the first time, after 39 years of teaching, I don't have a summer job.
With construction in mind, I'm posting several humorous things on that topic. The first story came to me with the word blond in it. I hope my fair-haired readers will appreciate the changes I've made to the original.
Two air-headed carpenters were working on a house. The one who was nailing down siding would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail, and either toss it over his shoulder or nail it in.
The other, figuring this was worth looking into, asked, "Why are you throwing those nails away?"
The first explained, "If I pull a nail out of my pouch and it's pointed toward me, I throw it away 'cause it's defective. If it's pointed toward the house, then I nail it in!"
The second airhead got completely upset and yelled, "You moron! The nails pointed toward you aren't defective! They're for the other side of the house!"
Construction Site: The Crime Scene?
After a workman was killed at a construction site, the police began to question a number of the other workers. Based on their spotted histories, many of these workers were considered prime suspects. They were indeed a motley crew:
The electrician was once suspected of wiretapping, but was never charged.
The carpenter thought he was a stud. He tried to frame a co-worker one time.
The glazier went to great panes to conceal his past. He still claims that he didn't do anything, insisting that he had been framed.
The painter had a brush with the law several years ago.
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor was known to pack heat. He was arrested once but duct the charges.
The mason was suspect because he gets stoned regularly.
The cabinet maker is an accomplished counter fitter.
The autopsy led the police to arrest the carpenter, who subsequently confessed. The evidence against him was irrefutable, because it was found that when the workman died, he was hammered.
Our current financial difficulties are forcing not only small businesses, but also state and local agencies to make some tough decisions. Check out the picture of a typical construction scene below.
If the economy doesn't improve soon, it's likely that they will have to lay off Jose.
On the news they keep telling us the economy is slowly improving, but it seems as if there's still not much new construction here. How do things look in your part of the world? Is there much construction going on, road or housing?
"Ministry often happens when we're on our way to do something else, at an inconvenient time." — Drew Conley
The road to success always seems to be under construction.
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