Painter on the roof

A Different Perspective
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There once was a painter named Tim, painting his roof. He was so passionate about his job that nothing could ever distract him when on a project. He was always meticulous and made sure that every inch of the roof was perfectly coated with paint.

One day, as he just finished painting, he took a step back to observe his completed creation. He kept stepping back to admire his work … 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 steps back … out of the blue, his friend and co-worker, George, took a brush and painted a black line across the roof.

Upset and furious Tim rushed to his friend shouting “How Dare You!!!” “Can’t you see, I put in so much of effort & you have just about managed to ruin my work!!!?”

George loving explained “I am so sorry buddy, I know the work you’ve done is priceless and precious, but you were just about to take a step back and would have plunged to the ground. I drew the black mark across the roof so that you would inadvertently take those steps forward and come to fight with me, in doing so to save your life”.


(CC) 2015 Tysilyn Fernandez

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