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Paint Job

Oct 5, 2013, 01:44 (This post was last modified: Oct 5, 2013 01:45 by Wendy Black.)
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Paint Job
An unemployed man of no skill and even less smarts went out looking door-to-door for the odd jobs. He approaches a fancy estate and asks the owner if there are any jobs he could get paid to do. The owner quickly realizes the young man isn't the sharpest tool in the shed and takes advantage of him.

"Tell you what I will do for you," he begins, "Rake the yard and mow it, then out in the garage you will find six gallons of gray enamel paint. Paint the porch and I will pay you $35. How does that sound?"

"Wow! You got a deal mister!"

All day the young man works hard raking the massive lawn and mowing it. Then he heads of to the garage for the paint. About that time the owner's wife returns.

"I see you got the yard done." she replies putting away her keys.

"Some idiot came to the door today and did it for only $35. Now he is painting our porch as well."

"Did he realize how much work there was, you shouldn't take advantage of people.", she scolded him.

"Live and learn is my motto!" he chuckled.

A few hours went by and close to dark the young man entered with gray paint blotches on his clothes and face. "All done sir!". The owner handed him $35 and said, "I hope you learned something today."

"I sure did.", the young man smiled, "I never knew that Lamborghini made Porches."

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Oct 6, 2013, 04:57
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>< damn you short attention span! I wish I could get this joke it, all I understand is that he got ripped off and the car had the wrong logo on it? ;_;

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Oct 9, 2013, 21:57
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(Oct 6, 2013 04:57)iForStyle007 Wrote:  >< damn you short attention span! I wish I could get this joke it, all I understand is that he got ripped off and the car had the wrong logo on it? ;_;

OH Nooo! Nobody understood my joke... that's ok I am use to it.

Spoiler: The young man was thick headed and painted the rich man's $200,000 Italian sports car with gray paint. Porsche is another sports car sounds like porch which is attached to the house.
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Oct 10, 2013, 04:14
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The sounding of the terminal e in Porsche is a good example of a sociolect, a class-based rather than regional dialect. [see: Henry Higgins]

If you can afford one, or want people to think you can, it's a "Portia" [see: Merchant of Venice].

If your idea of classical music is the love theme from Deliverance, it's a "Porch".

And maybe the lad wasn't so dumb. Perhaps, as I prefer to think, he was striking a blow at the insufferable arrogance of the uberwealthy.

Whichever, it was still a pun, the purest form of humor.

So: Good on you, Wendy, you go girl... if you are in fact a girl and not a precocious, gender-blurred 13-year old lad.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Oct 10, 2013, 09:13
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xD Thanks for the cool highlight text spoilers, sorry I'm bad with long jokes but I get it now "Ju said ju wanna me to paint your porchse!" XDD
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Oct 11, 2013, 19:09
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(Oct 10, 2013 04:14)btraven Wrote:  So: Good on you, Wendy, you go girl... if you are in fact a girl and not a precocious, gender-blurred 13-year old lad.

LoL, I only wish I was 13... My youngest son is 19 and has the best thing I ever heard said about this subject. His speech is this;

There is only myself and a one other guy on the whole internet. He just pretends to be everyone else. His real name is Bob, is 35 years old, unemployed, living in his mother's basement, and collecting those Star Trek action figures.

Yes, due to many people here in the US (sorry I keep forgetting about the rest of the world) mispronounce the word instead of POR - sha they say it PAW - rch some say it POR - cha.

ofnuts Wrote:Hey, I got the joke, even though I'm not a native english speaker... (but I thought the 'e' in "Porshe" was not mute for Americans?).

We Americans get a little too big thinking, I am not talking about pride, pride is good. We start getting so egotistical and then when I am playing online games, I am reminded that I live in a country that thinks we are the only ones that "speak proper English". I know for a fact, I speak BAD English, if it wasn't for my spell checker you wouldn't know what I am saying half the time.

@Style: That's ok, my family doesn't get most the jokes I tell, because I am speaking directly to them. LOL

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Oct 20, 2013, 23:45
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Wait a sec, I must have missed something. The other guy is Wendy and her real name is Bob?
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Oct 22, 2013, 09:55
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(Oct 20, 2013 23:45)btraven Wrote:  Wait a sec, I must have missed something. The other guy is Wendy and her real name is Bob?
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