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  1. phil245

    phil245 LE Book Reviewer

    Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little
    5-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe
    that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our
    time.

    A young family moved into a house, next 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 first week, they even presented her with a pay
    envelope containing ten pounds. The little girl took this home to her
    mother who suggested that she take her ten pounds 'pay' she'd received
    to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

    When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally
    impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay
    packet at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, 'I worked
    last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door
    to us.'

    'Oh 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 bastards at the builders merchants ever
    deliver the fcukin' plasterboard.

    Kind of brings a tear to the eye - doesn't it?