A college student is going door to door looking to be hired to
do odd jobs. The man who answers this particular front door
looks askance at the young man and shakes his head.
The young man says, “Aw, isn’t there something I can do for you?
I can paint, I can clean, I can do gardens, yards - anything at all!
Only $10 per hour, and I work fast! C’mon, what do you say?”
And the man at the front door hesitates and says, “Well, ok. Go
out back and scrape down and paint the porch”, and he hands the
young man a couple of gallons of green paint, a scraper and a big
brush. The young man is overjoyed, takes the stuff and rushes to
the back of the house.
Three hours later, the front doorbell rings again and the homeowner
finds a grinning young man with lime green paint spattered from head
to foot. “All done!”, he says. The fellow receives $30 for his trouble
and, as he turns to leave, he stops and says,
“Oh, by the way sir, that isn’t a Porsche back there, its a Jaguar”.