[Jokes] The Painter (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Wed Jul 11 12:02:23 BST 2007

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  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

As 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.
Wayne 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
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

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! Repaint! And thin no more!"

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