A new immigrant to Canada decided that he wanted to earn some extra money. He went into a nice neighbourhood and rang the doorbell of a large home.
“Do you need any work done?” he asked. “I am willing to do any kind of work.”
The homeowner said, “Well, our porch needs painting. I’ll pay you $100 if you paint the porch. What do you think? Do you know how to paint?”
“Here’s a can of paint so you can get started,” said the homeowner.
The homeowner went inside and told his wife. His wife was angry with him.
“Our porch is huge. That was unfair of you to offer him only $100. That poor man; you took advantage of him. It will take him a week to paint our porch. “
“Maybe so, but he agreed to do it for $100.”
“Did he know how big the porch was when he agreed?” his wife asked.
So the wife decided everything was okay, and that her husband hadn’t, after all, taken advantage of the man.
Two hours later the doorbell rang again. The homeowner answered it, and there was the man with the empty can of paint.
“Finished,” he said.
“So soon?” asked the homeowner, feeling very pleased with his good bargain. As he paid the $100 he asked, “Did you have enough paint? It’s a big porch.”
“Oh sure!” replied the newcomer. “Lots. Thank you for the work.”
“Oh, and by the way,” he said, as he turned to leave, “That’s not a Porch. That’s a Ferrari.”