Daily Joke: A Retired Man Purchased a Home near a School

Today’s #jokeoftheday is about a retired senior man who purchased a home near a school and found an ingenious way to combat the naughty practices of the students.

After a long career, a man purchased a home close to a high school. It was a quiet neighborhood, and he was finally ready to settle down and enjoy life. However, there was a problem.

Source: AmoMama

Source: AmoMama

Following a few weeks of living peacefully, the school resumed a new year. One day after classes, three boys walked down his street and began hitting every bin they came across. 

A photo of high school students. | Photo: Geograph.org

A photo of high school students. | Photo: Geograph.org

They kept on with the act for the next few days, disturbing the man every afternoon whenever they closed from school. The man got frustrated after a week and decided to take action on it.

The man came out again and told the boys that he had to reduce the payment to 25 cents.

The next day, he stood outside his house. When the boys were walking towards his property and began hitting the bins, he walked towards them, praised them for being fun, and said:

“I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I’ll give you each a dollar if you’ll promise to come around every day and do your thing.”

The boys were thrilled and agreed to keep banging the bins every day. After a few days of their antics, the man returned and told the boys that he had to reduce the payment to 50 cents.

The man explained that the recession was eating into the income. The boys were quite sad but agreed that they would continue to hit the bins every day after school. For the next few days, they continued their activities.

After a week again, the man came out again and told the boys that he had to reduce the payment to 25 cents because he wasn’t able to receive his payments. The leader of the boys said:

“If you think we’re going to waste our time beating these around for 25 cents each a day, you’re nuts! No way, mister.”

The boys all angrily dropped their sticks, telling him that they quit. They walked out on the man. The man smiled smugly as he watched them prance away, and that was the end to his daily noise troubles.

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