A good laugh can brighten up the working week and everyone has one of those stories that is guaranteed to get a laugh. Have you got a hilarious, embarrassing or shocking true story from working in the trade? Send it in and we’ll share the best ones!
This week's best stories:
We asked the great tradespeople who use MyBuilder for their funniest work stories and it turns out they are a bunch of pranksters… Not that we want to encourage this sort of carry on, but when it’s all good clean fun, we just had to share a few of our favourites...
A pizza the action
I told the labourer that the customer was ordering dinner, you just had to tell him what pizza you wanted - and so he did. He walked straight in and said “Hi, I will have meat feast thank you” which the customer knew nothing about. The labourer came out and we were all laughing. Always a funny one to watch.
Things that go bump in the pipes
Me and my buddy were working on a full heating installation just outside Edinburgh. The gentleman of the house left early in the morning for work and we carried on with the job. Around lunchtime, a woman came to the front door to inform us that the gentleman had died at his work. She was his niece and she told us to carry on with the work as normal and to call her when the work was complete.
In the afternoon, my buddy was in attic running a 28mm copper gas pipe. He had taken it up into the attic from the meter outside earlier that morning. I heard him moving around the attic so I decided to go outside and whisper ghost voices up the open ended gas pipe into the attic. “Ahhhhhh, Paaaaul, sorry I died young man....... please finish off my Central heating...... oooooo!”
Well, you should’ve heard him screaming and tripping over stuff in the attic. He basically fell down the attic ladder and ran outside! I had to run away slightly when I told him what I’d done. Laugh about it now though! :)
All you can cheat
Just told you a story about me and my buddy Paul...... ghost story, Well he got me back big time!!
We were at a job in Edinburgh. The customer left for work and we were working away. During the job he said “Hey, look at this note beside the kettle: it says help yourself to tea, coffee, juice, sandwiches, biscuits.”
I thought it was an excellent gesture from the woman and she did seem the type to do this. We did intend to work until 7pm that night to get as much done as possible, but Paul got a phone call and had to leave. As he was leaving, he said, “See you tomorrow buddy. Oh, by the way, I wrote that note!”.... and he left. I had to down tools, head to the nearest Tesco and buy all the stuff we had ate! Total nightmare! Funny though when I look back on it.
Got a story too good not to share? Tell us what happened!