FOR MY SON
TAKE YOUR SON TO WORK DAY
I WAS WORKING AS A PLASTERER FOR MY BROTHER AND I ASKED IF HE COULD USE SOME EXTRA HELP. I WAS ASKING FOR MY SON. HE SAID THAT WOULD BE FINE - BRING HIM TOMORROW. MY BROTHER HAD TWO GUYS FROM IRELAND WITH A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. WE NEEDED TO HAVE HUMOR WITH THIS JOB. ANYWAY BACK TO MY SON. MY SON WAS ON THE SECOND FLOOR WATCHING ONE OF THE IRISH GUYS PLASTERING IN A BATHROOM WHEN HE LOOKED AT MY SON AND SAID WITH A PRETTY CONVINCING VOICE - COULD YOU GO DOWN TO THE WORK TRUCK AND GET ME MY GLASS HAMMER? WELL I CAN'T BLAME MY SON FOR NOT QUESTIONING WHAT HE WAS ASKED TO DO AND HE WENT DOWN THE STAIRS AS FAST AS HE COULD TO THE WORK TRUCK. WHILE INSIDE THE TRUCK HE WAS LOOKING IN ALL THE PLACES HE THOUGHT A GLASS HAMMER WOULD BE. THEN MY BROTHER ASKED HIM WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? MY SON WITH A GREAT RESPECT FOR MY BROTHER SAID I WAS SENT HERE TO GET THE GLASS HAMMER. MY BROTHER WAS - A GOOD UNCLE TO MY SON AND HE JUST SAID - THINK ABOUT IT - A GLASS HAMMER? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN IF YOU SWING A GLASS HAMMER THE FIRST TIME? " EMBARRASSED " - MY SON AT THIS POINT IS WHERE ALL OF US HAVE BEEN AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. NEEDLESS TO SAY HUMOR DID HELP MY SON THROUGH THAT FIRST DAY.
A glass hammer!! I've been had that way too and there's no way I can deny it. While working one of my high school summer jobs at Natick US Army Labs my supervisor sent me over to another building ti ask the guys for a sky hook and a bucket of steam. I didn't even get it when the guys I asked started laughing. I was so naive I was convinced they had them.
I love it. Oh, I've walked that line with the same uncle / brother of yours and it's just so funny when you realize....Doah!