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Nice story from Oz by ev on 3 July 2007 7:14am
Here's a truly heart-warming story about the bond formed between a little 5 year old girl and some construction workers that makes you believe that we can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time...

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 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 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 week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing a couple of dollars.

The little girl took this 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.

When they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check 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 gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will if those arseholes at Bunnings ever deliver the f cking Gyprock..."


(for non-Aussies, Bunnings is a big hardware store chain, and Gyprock is a common building material for walls..)
Re: Nice story from Oz by Lounge Trekker on 3 July 2007 7:32am
Yeah, cute story ev!

Lounge Trekker
Re: Nice story from Oz by kazzzz on 3 July 2007 8:33am
That's cute!
Re: Nice story from Oz by geordiegirl on 3 July 2007 2:16pm
Yes, nice. I wonder what the parents' reaction was to that...
Re: Nice story from Oz by tucsonmike on 3 July 2007 3:34pm
LOL! The kid with the lemonade stand in the U.S. has no hope of matching that!:-) She will have to have the nickname "Odd Job."

And I thought nice story from Oz meant, the Wizard finally got it together and rescued Dorothy.
Re: Nice story from Oz by kazzzz on 3 July 2007 3:36pm
Or that Ozzie Osbourne had regained a few brain cells.
Re: Nice story from Oz by peripatetically on 7 July 2007 12:33am
Cute story!
Re: Nice story from Oz by Palin_Lover on 7 July 2007 2:51am
Haha, what a cute story!!

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