woman hired a contractor to repaint the interior of her
house. The woman walked the man through the second floor
of her home and told him what colors she wanted for each
room. As they walked through the first room, the woman said,
"I think I would like this room in a cream color."
The contractor wrote on his clipboard, walked to the window,
opened it and yelled out, "Green side up!" He
then closed the window and continued following the woman
to the next room. The woman looked confused, but proceeded
with her tour. "In this room, I was thinking of an
off blue." Again, the contractor wrote this down, went
to the window, opened it and yelled out, "Green side
This baffled the woman, but she was hesitant to say anything.
In the next room, the woman said she would like it painted
in a light rose color. And once more, the contractor opened
the window and yelled, "Green side up!"
Struck with curiosity, the woman mustered up the nerve
to ask, "Why do you keep yelling 'Green side up' out
my window every time I tell you the color I would like the
The contractor replied, "Because I have a crew of
blondes laying sod across the street."