Thursday, November 20, 2008

the punch list



Buddy has been busy building yet another bank. It has just been just 3 months since the vacant lot began its transformation. First things first - when building a bank, you start with the vault. And last things last, the punch list.

Today the architect and owner will come to do a walk-through and make a punch list. Not one of Buddy's favorite days. In addition to his favorite architect coming, also the seldom-seen owner of his company will be there.

Buddy got up at 4, donned his still crisp company shirt (the ones that are given out and never worn, the impractical kind of shirt with only one pocket and no pocket flap to hold in all your stuff) "Who picks out these shirts? They are for people who don't work for a living!" Thus started this day, grumbling all the way to the door.

But it will all turn out fine, it always does. He will be heaped with praise on a job well done and on time. He always finishes on time, no matter what it takes, we call him The Closer.

When it is all done there will be a big sigh and no more grumbling, well 'til the next job. Hey, that's why they call it a job!


4 comments:

June said...

They're still building banks? :-)

colleen said...

Yeah, I thought they were all going out of business.

The punch list has a nice sound. I like a good punchline myself.

Susan said...

This is the last one (bank) on the books for now, it was apparently already in the works when the bottom dropped out.

Motherkitty said...

My question is: Did Buddy get the combination to the safe that he installed first??? He had to test it to see if it was square and opened and closed correctly, right???