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The Painter

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LadyScozz Report 22 Feb 2013 03:29

:-D An oldie but a goodie :-D

There was a Scottish painter named Gordon Macgregor who was very interested in saving a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further.

As it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually the Baptist Church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.

Gordon put in a bid, and, because his price was so low, he got the job.

So he set about erecting the scaffolding, setting up the planks, buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with water...

Well, Gordon 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 Gordon clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.

Gordon was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried:

"Oh God, oh God, forgive me; what should I do?"

And from the thunder, a mighty voice spokeā€¦

"Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"


Bobtanian Report 22 Feb 2013 08:37

Oh dear...........!
religion in the workplace......

:-) :-)


Kense Report 22 Feb 2013 09:06

Good one Scozz, but you are risking the wrath of the Great RR.


Stephen2009 Report 22 Feb 2013 09:24

I find this Posting an afront on Scottish Painters and strongly suggest it is re worded.

I know the guy concerned and he would NOT have thinned down his paint to use on a Church.

He would have used Holy Water instead of paint . :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Magic Scozz.

I have Copied and Pasted to a couple of Painter friends. ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


LadyScozz Report 22 Feb 2013 10:30

Stephen ~The MacGregor brothers?

I'm related to a family of painters & decorators in Hamilton Lanarkshire ~ I'm sure they'd laugh at the joke........... I think they're all Presbyterian :-D