Painting The Church (S537c, S813)
From: darrell94590 on 5/3/2007
and From: tom on 8/11/2012
There was this painter
who believed 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 one of their biggest buildings. Dennis
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.
and cried: "Oh, God,
forgive me; what should I do?"
Dennis 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 Dennis clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the
gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless
Dennis was no fool.
He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees
And from the thunder,
a mighty voice spoke...
going to love this)?
Repaint! And thin no more!"