A wise old man retired and purchased a modest house near a junior high school.
He spent the first weeks of his retirement in peace and satisfaction.
Then a new school year began …
The very next afternoon, three boys, full of youthful after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered.
The crash of the drums continued day by day until the wise old man finally decided it was time to do something.
The next afternoon, he went out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street.
Stopping them, he said.
“You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see the way you express your exuberance. In fact, I used to do the same when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I’ll give you each a dollar if you will promise to come every day and do your thing. ”
The kids loved it and continued to do the hard work on the trash cans.
After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face.
“This recession’s really putting a big dent in my income.” He told them.
“From now on, I’ll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans.”
The noisemakers were clearly unhappy, but they accepted his offer and continued their job.
A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street.
“Look,” he said. “I haven’t received my Social Security check yet, so I’m not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?”
“A lousy quarter?” The drum leader exclaimed.
“If you think we’re going to waste our time, beating these cans around for a quarter, you’re crazy!” No way, sir. We quit!”
And the old man enjoyed peace…
Hope this joke will make you smile! Have a nice day!!