The Model Prisoner
Several years ago, Andy was sentenced to prison. During
his stay, he got along well with the guards and all his
fellow inmates. The warden new that, deep down, Andy
was a good person. So, the warden made arrangements
for the inmate to learn a trade while doing his time.
Some three years later, Andy was recognized as one of
the best carpenters in the local area. Often, he would be
given a weekend pass to do odd jobs for citizens of the
community. And, he always reported back to prison by
early Sunday evening. Andy was a model inmate.
One day, the warden considered remodeling his kitchen,
though he lacked the skills to build a set of kitchen
cupboards and a large counter top. So, he called Andy
into his office and asked him to do the job for him.
To the warden’s surprise, Andy simply refused to help.
“But, you’re an expert. Andy, I really need your help,”
said the warden.
“Gosh, warden, I’d really like to help you, but counter
fitting is what got me into prison in the first place.”