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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 local church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.

Smokey put in a bid, and, because his price was so low, he got the job.

So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine.........

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







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

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


And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke.



(you're going to love this)





"Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"
















"Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light."
 

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True story, I knew some people who bought a farmhouse with a sizeable greenhouse operation,

it was going to be the family business. There were a few outbuildings and a barn, and the 2 story house

and everything was freshly painted bright white. In with the greenhouse supplies left behind was a barrel

of "whiting" and a sprayer for spraying it on top of the greenhouses, it was a chalky water paint,

used to control the heat of summer, it was designed to wash off in the rain a couple of months.

Turned out a couple of months after they bought the place all the nice fresh paint had washed off

the house and barn and outbuildings, the seller had used the whiting, cause it was free,

and it lasted long enough to sell the place.


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True story, I knew some people who bought a farmhouse with a sizeable greenhouse operation,

it was going to be the family business. There were a few outbuildings and a barn, and the 2 story house

and everything was freshly painted bright white. In with the greenhouse supplies left behind was a barrel

of "whiting" and a sprayer for spraying it on top of the greenhouses, it was a chalky water paint,

used to control the heat of summer, it was designed to wash off in the rain a couple of months.

Turned out a couple of months after they bought the place all the nice fresh paint had washed off

the house and barn and outbuildings, the seller had used the whiting, cause it was free,

and it lasted long enough to sell the place.


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Y'all must be related to some of my family :rofl::rofl:
 
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