It’s kinda not totally a Boudreaux and Thibodeaux joke, though. This one’s about Boudreaux’s lil’ daughter Tee Marie.
Like Boudreaux and his family moved into a house down in Morgan City, next to a vacant lot. And a few weeks after, a construction crew done turned up an’ started building a house on the empty lot next do’.
So lil’ Tee Marie, who’s alla five years old, natchally took an interest in all dat activity going on next do’, and she done spent all her time each day observin’ dem workers.
Eventually the construction crew, who’s a good buncha couyons, had adopted her as kinda like a lil’ project mascot.
They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee an’ boudin, and gave her lil’ jobs to do here and dere to make her feel like she was parta da crew. At the end of the first week, they even presented her wit’ a pay envelope full wit’ ten dollars in it.
Lil’ Tee Marie took dat home to her mama, an’ Big Marie suggested that she start a lil’ savings program. “Take you dat ten bucks an’ go put it in dat Iberia Bank down de street,” she said. “I’ll go in dere witchu.”
When the two Maries got to the bank, Thibodeaux the teller was sho nuff impressed, too, him.
“How you pullin’ a paycheck, Lil’ Bit?” Thibodeaux axed. “You awful young to be in de workforce, nest-ce pas?”
Tee Marie couldn’t tell no lie. “Mais, I done work last week wit’ a real construction crew building dat new house next door to us.”
“How ’bout dat!” said Thibodeaux. “Mais, you gon’ be working on dat house again this week, you?”
Tee Marie replied, “Mais yeah. At leas’ I will if dem so-an’-sos from Lowe’s ever deliver the damn drywall. Dey givin’ me de foix, dem!”