Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sign of the times.

Over the past few years our HOA has managed to accumulate the usual assortment of maintenance items that could be a fire hazard and can't be kept in our storage area so we decided to have a small shed built next to the trash compactor. We are talking about something the size of a nice walk-in closet, a few unfinished shelves...nothing major. It was raining as I left for work yesterday morning and as I drove past the compactor I saw six men working on our storage shed. At first I chuckled and then realized the reason there were six men working was because the gentleman we hired was sharing this small job with five friends. Two years ago those same men were earning upwards of $30 an hour with more overtime then they wanted but in todays economy those jobs are gone. Five families will eat tonight thanks to the generosity of a friend who easily could have done the job alone.

7 comments:

ga.farmwoman said...

Now that is what I call a friend.
You are so right, these days it calls for some planning and thinging of others in everything in life, as where before we wouldn't have gave a second thought to it.
That is a nice story, Jan.
We should all think like the gentleman that was hired for the job.
Have a good day.
Pam

W. Latane Barton said...

What a sweet gesture.
Latane

Caution Flag said...

I'm thrilled to hear of that man's kindness. Thanks for sharing it today.

Grammysammy said...

Today in my mind there is new meaning to the word gentleman

"gentle man"

Susie said...

Things are rough these days economically. Nice to know that this man shared the work with others:) God will bless him for that!

almostgotit said...

Humbling and inspiring at the same time. Thanks for sharing...

tipper said...

Our area has been hit extremely hard hit from the housing issues. Lots and lots of folks have had to leave town to find work. Including my husband. Very nice of the gentleman to share his job.