The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had had enough.
"Why don't you put your money where your mouth is," he said.
"Like what?" the punk replied.
"I will bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won't be able to wheel back," the experienced man said.
All the other older men looked on with a mixture of "uh oh" and admiration on their faces, not sure what was up his sleeve. But that didn't faze the braggart.
"You're on, old man," the strapping young man replied. "Let's see what you've got."
The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right, punk. Get in."
Posted April 18, 2014