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Yankel’s Paint Job

Chaim Yankel from Chelm was getting pretty desperate for money. He decided to go to the nicer, richer town nearby and look for odd jobs as a handy man.

The first house he came to, a man answered the door and told Chaim Yankel,"Yeah, I have a job for you. How would you like to paint the porch?"

"Sure that sounds great!" said Chaim Yankel.

"Well, how much do you want me to pay you?" asked the man.

"Is fifty bucks all right?" Chaim Yankel asked.

"Yeah, great. You'll find the paint and ladders you'll need in the garage."

The man went back into his house to his wife who had been listening.

"Fifty bucks! Does he know the porch goes all the way around the house?" asked the wife.

"Well, he must, he was standing right on it!" her husband replied.

About 45 minutes later, Chaim Yankel knocked on the door. "I'm all finished," he told the surprised homeowner. The man was amazed.

"You painted the whole porch?"

"Yeah," Chaim Yankel replied, "I even had some paint left, so I put on two coats!"

The man reached into his wallet to pay Chaim Yankel.

"Oh, and by the way," said Chaim Yankel, "That's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari."

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