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June Pelo
08-01-12, 23:39
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 their large building.

Smokey put in a bid, & because his price was so low, he got the job.
So he set about erecting the scaffolding & setting up the planks & buying
the paint & yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with water...

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, & the rain poured down, washing the thinned paint
from all over the church, & knocking Smokey clear off the scaffold to
land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles
of the thinned & useless paint.

Smokey was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty,
so he got down on his knees & cried:

"Oh, God, Oh God, forgive me; what should I do?"

And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke...


"Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!" .