Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Prison Trade

Don was sent to prison. He got along well with his fellow
inmates, and with the guards, and even the warden liked him.
Deciding that Don deserved to learn a trade, the warden
arranged for him to become a carpenter. After several years,
Don was earning recognition as one of the best carpenters in
the area and would often be given a weekend pass to do odd
jobs, always reporting back to the prison by the end of the day
on Sundays. One day, the warden called Don into his office and
asked if he would build a set of kitchen cupboards and fit the
revamped kitchen for a new counter top, which he had promised
his wife.

"Gee, I sure would like to, warden," Don told him, "but counter-
fitting is what got me into prison in the first place!"

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