This one comes from the family history files: My father and an uncle were doing some carpentry work on the side to help fill the space under the Christmas tree, and part of the job involved removing the flat roof from a poolside building and replacing it with a new roof that’d better shed snow and rain.
When I showed up to help, I had the dubious honor of pointed out that they’d managed to build their ladder right into the new roof. They’d been leaning the ladder up against the building, and when they installed the new rafters, they installed one right through the ladder. Doh!
Thankfully they had a good sense of humor about it, even after having put in a tough evening of sawing and nailing — after a full day of normal work.
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