In the abstract

Real Estate Agent 0488515

So this guy has a new driveway poured and the neighborhood kids thought it would be fun to write their names and put their hand prints in the wet cement. 

When the home owner discovered what had happened he became so angry his wife thought he was going to have a heart attack.  She asked “why are you so upset? I thought you loved little children”.  He replied “I do love little children but I love them in the abstract not the concrete”.    

Comments (6)

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Growing up, we ALWAYS had new sister and I put our hands and foot prints with dates in them.  My sister has gone back 50 years later and they are STILL there.

Sep 26, 2011 07:42 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Thanks for your comments.

My parents bought a new house in 1957 my sister and I wrote out names in the wet cement, and they are still there.

Sep 26, 2011 07:45 AM
League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
RE/MAX 1st Class - League City, TX


Thank you for the laugh.  I needed that after a long day.   As much as I love my kids, I can totally relate to what this guy is feeling sometimes!  Cheers!

We all wrote our names on our driveway too... and put the dog's paw prints in there as well... This reminds me that I need to go back and see if they still remain!



Sep 26, 2011 05:26 PM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

HAHA I get it... what a play on words. 

It's a bit sad when you go to a foreclosure and see all the kids hand prints....


Sep 26, 2011 05:29 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


Thanks for your comments.  I bet if you check they will still be there.

Sep 26, 2011 06:04 PM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Richard-Art is in the eye of the beholder and each of us has a different take on what we see. The kids see creative expression and something to fight boredom, and the owner see a bit of vandalism or at least mischief.

Sep 27, 2011 07:10 PM