Teamwork gets the job done

Teamwork gets the job doneBryce and I drove to the job site together. It was an older house with a dirt yard in front and an aged paver patio in back.

We hopped out of the truck. I grabbed both a pick and a shovel.

“OK,” Bryce said, “I want you to dig a three-foot-deep trench from here—” he walked the entire length of the front yard — “to here.”

“What are you going to do?” I asked.

“I got to run to the supply store for spray paint,” he said. “I forgot to grab some at the shop.”

So he left, and I started to dig. An hour later, he returned with the paint.

“OK,” Bryce said, “now that you’re done with the trench, I want you to tear out all those old pavers in the backyard. Put them in a pile by the sidewalk.”

“What are you going to do?” I asked.

“I got to run to the supply store for a couple of bags of sand,” he said. “I forgot to grab some at the shop.”

So he left, and I ripped out all the pavers. I hauled them in several wheelbarrow loads to the front yard and stacked them in a pretty pile by the sidewalk.

An hour later, Bryce returned with the sand.

“OK,” he said, “now that you’re done with the pavers, I want you to dig a four-foot-deep hole by the front of the house. Make sure it intersects with the trench.”

“What are you going to do?” I asked.

“I got to run to the supply store for a valve box,” he said. “I forgot to grab one at the shop.”

So he left, and I dug a four-foot-deep hole. An hour later, he returned with the valve box.

Just then, Benito pulled up in his small truck. He climbed out and inspected the site.

“Good job!” he said, walking toward us. “You guys get a lot done!”

“It’s all about teamwork,” Bryce said. “Together, Peter and I kick some serious butt.”

He looked at me. “Isn’t that right?”

I glared.

8 thoughts on “Teamwork gets the job done

  1. tippysmom2

    Oh my! I have a feeling that, if he had paid attention, Benito would have been able to tell from the amount of dirt and sweat on each of you who had actually been working and who had not.

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    1. The Lawn-Cutting Crew Post author

      You would think so! My shirt was stained with sweat and mud, and Bryce’s looked like he’d just picked it up from the dry cleaner. He didn’t get even one wrinkle in it, despite driving in the truck all day. 😐

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    1. The Lawn-Cutting Crew Post author

      I wish that’s how it ended. It certainly would have been more satisfying.

      The real ending involved me spreading sand in the backyard while the owner, Benito, and Bryce shot the breeze for 45 minutes. I think Benito likes Bryce because he’s such an effective supervisor. A lot of work gets done on his jobs. 😐

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