Wayne the Painter

Maurice G By Maurice G, 10th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Funny tale about a painter who took short cuts to save money.

Wayne the Painter

There was a painter named Wayne who was very interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually the Methodist Church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.He put in a bid, and, because his price was so low, he got the job.
So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine.
Well, Wayne was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed,
when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint from all over the church and knocking Wayne clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.
Wayne was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried: "Oh, God, forgive me; what should I do?"
And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke..
"Repaint! And thin no more!"

Maurice G

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Church, Lawn, Methodist, Painter, Puddles, Scaffold, Thunder, Turpentine

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author avatar Maurice G
I am retired, have worked in the leisure industry for abpout 40 tears, I am married with 2 grown up biproducts.
In this trade I have met peoples from all over the world !

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author avatar christopheranton
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Good play on words there.

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author avatar Retired
11th Mar 2011 (#)

LOL! Okay, you got me!!!

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author avatar PHYLLIS LOGIE
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Good story, it made me laugh, Nice share

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author avatar Humza
15th Mar 2011 (#)

good! thnx for the share

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author avatar Denise O
1st Apr 2011 (#)

And thin no more, gotta love it! Made me laugh. Thank you for sharing.:)

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