Joke: He Made Tool Pusher

Managing Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma OREC#86951

Oilfield Joke: He Made Tool pusher....

This old boy from South Louisiana was working a derrick in Brazil.

Every day on his tower he would see this monkey watching him from a tree, so he started bringing up bananas and feeding the monkey.

It didn't take long and that monkey was in the derrick with him. He taught the monkey how to rack pipe.

After a few days the derrick hand didn't have to do anything. The monkey was doing it all.

The company hired the monkey (because he worked for bananas) and the rig hand got laid off. He went back home to South Louisiana.

He sat home for 6 months then the phone rang. His previous employer wanted to know if he wanted his old job back in Brazil?!?!?

Right away he said "You bet! I guess Y'all finally figured out that I was better than that monkey, huh?"

They said "Nope, the monkey made tool pusher, he's the one that told us to call you."
I have a lot of friends in the oil field and they are continually sending me oil field jokes. This one had me laughing.
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Licensed to SELL - Dedicated - Experienced - Honest - Than Maynard - Purcell, OK

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Than Maynard
REALTOR, CRB, Certified Short Sale agent, Certified Foreclosure Agent, Accredited REO Agent
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma Real Estate
1726 N Green Avenue, Purcell, OK 73080
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Comments (25)

Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Than -  my brother and I seriously considered a venture in North Dakota.  The challenge is, where to live?   Rent for an efficiency apartment (if you can find one) is $3000 per month.   Even the cheap motels like Motel 6 cost over $100  per night.  

Aug 21, 2014 06:09 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I have plenty of people in the Oil field business who will love this one! Thanks Than!

Have a great and funny day!

Aug 21, 2014 07:11 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker Maybe you should check out central Oklahoma (Moving SW from Norman). Again, the play is supposed to be huge and the small towns are already hurting for homes and rentals.

Aug 21, 2014 07:44 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Than, nothing lost in translation here not knowing what a tool pusher is!  At least the monkey threw him a bone or banana or what ever!

Aug 21, 2014 09:37 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Oh, it would be so easy to change this a bit and use it in many fields.  Very funny!

Aug 21, 2014 11:16 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That was a good one.  Have a great week, or what's left of it.

Aug 21, 2014 01:36 PM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I was told years ago if you are teaching someone th eropes hold just a little bit back to keep you valuable enough to keep!

Aug 22, 2014 01:01 AM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

That was a good one, Than.  I hope you have a profitable weekend.  Stay cool.  It's going to be a hot one here!

Aug 22, 2014 02:55 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Lots of monkeys in higher management these days.  Funny stuff. 

Aug 22, 2014 03:55 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Funny Than, and so is Rob's remarks above.  Thanks for the laughs and will foward this to my husband.

Aug 22, 2014 01:42 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Too cute. Can even picture this as possible when I think of some previous employers:)

Aug 22, 2014 04:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Than, too funny, and a great way to start my Saturday morning before showing homes today! 

Aug 22, 2014 11:06 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's funny. Someone must have taught the monkey to talk as well

Aug 23, 2014 12:01 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I love it! I used to work in oil so that is funny! I hope you make have a good Sunday and thanks for the laugh!

Aug 24, 2014 04:12 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had family in the oil business in Texas way back when. It is great for the areas experiencing a boom now. It is great for everyone.

Aug 24, 2014 04:41 AM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Hi Than, my husband is in the nuclear industry.....I think the monkey's have taken over this as well!

Aug 24, 2014 05:26 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Than, Thanks for the laugh on a sunday afternoon. Monkeys are smart and i could see somde working on Rigs! 

Aug 24, 2014 05:38 AM
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

Justice was done. Monkey had a good handle on the situation. Thanks for the laugh.

Aug 25, 2014 03:04 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good afternoon Than .. very cute joke and have to share with several friends who are involved with petroleum.  They will enjoy!

Aug 25, 2014 03:18 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Than that is hysterical I never would have guessed the punch line:)), Endre

Aug 25, 2014 11:22 AM