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“Ask and You will Receive the Answer”

 

 

 

There was a Scottish painter named Smokey Macgregor 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.

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.

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

Smokey 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 spoke:

"Repaint!  Repaint!

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsJoe Petrowsky • September 26 2016 01:10PM

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this is really funny - and i didn't see it coming! Thanks for the chuckle! I loved it

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Long and Foster) about 1 year ago

That is hysterical Joe love it and when I hear "repent" I will hear "repaint" and that would be the outside of our house:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 year ago

Nothing like a chuckle to start the day !  A good one to remember for happy hour !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) about 1 year ago

HA! A laugh and a lesson, all at the same time. Have a great day Joe!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Excellent Joe to start my day with.  Make yours a great one as well.  M

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 about 1 year ago

O  Joe Petrowsky - that was a good one!  LOL!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Good morning Joe,

Haven't seen this one in a while and it is still funny.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) about 1 year ago

At the very least, Smokey will be more careful the next time he paints a church

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. What a cute story to start the day! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) about 1 year ago

Hey Joe Petrowsky So this is what a jew thinks of "Repent"ing? It is funny, never-the-less.

But I don't make Jewish jokes because I don't want to be considered anti-semitic.

Bill Roberts

BTW I am half Scottish and take no offense at Scots being labelled as thrifty.

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. How telling your story is today. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 year ago

Joe,back in the olden days, smart architects made the contractors paint the first coat (probably the primer) in bright red and the second coat, I dunno, maybe white. Tough to cheat that way.

Posted by Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea about 1 year ago

Joe Petrowsky I really needed a good laugh today...thank you for delivering one!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team) about 1 year ago

So corny, Joe... but I loved it! Thanks for giving my day a start with a great laugh.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) about 1 year ago

Joe- I'll take my chuckle anywhere I can get it!!!  Thank you!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 year ago

You got me! What a good Sunday funny!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 1 year ago

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