Mark, who was hard of hearing, had been out of work for close to three years.
Needless to say, he was getting pretty desperate for money.
He decided to go to the richer neighbourhoods around Bolton and look for odd jobs as a handyman.
Well, the first house he came to, a man answered the door and told Mark, "Yeah, I have a job for you. How would you like to paint the porch?
"Sure, that sounds great !" said Mark.
"Well, uh, how much do you want me to pay you?" said the man.
"Is £50 all right ?" Mark asked.
"Yeah, that's great. You'll find all the paint and ladders you'll need in the garage."
The man went back into his house to his wife, who had been
Listening - "£50! Does he know the porch goes all the way around the house?" she asked.
"Well he must do, he was standing right on it !" her husband replied smilingly.
About 15 minutes later, Mark knocked on the door.
"I'm all finished," he said.
The man was amazed. "You painted the whole porch?"
"Yep," Mark replied, "I even had some paint left, so I put on
The man reached into his wallet to pay Mark.
"Oh, by the way," said Mark as he pocketed the money, "that's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari!"