View From Purcell, Oklahoma: Joke: He Made Tool Pusher

Joke: He Made Tool Pusher

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.

Licensed to SELL - Dedicated - Experienced - Honest - Than Maynard - Purcell, OK

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Comment balloon 25 commentsThan Maynard • August 20 2014 11:14AM


I do not know where you get these, but you sure get some funny ones.

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) about 6 years ago

LOL...I love it!  Of course...there is a base for truth here when you really think about it.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 6 years ago

Very funny, Than.  Thanks for the morning chuckle.  There is a lesson to be learned here.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 6 years ago

LOL -   "Oilfield Jokes" 

    I have a friend who is working The Bakken in North Dakota.  I am going to forward this to him.

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker That is a huge find up there.

Supposedly the new find here in Oklahoma is going to be even bigger. I certainly hope so. A good shot in the arm to our economy would be great. Several small towns south of me are experiencing major growing pains, because of this new find. It is still very early in the process, too. So they might have big problems (just like ND did with the Bakken).

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) about 6 years ago

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.  

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 6 years ago


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

Have a great and funny day!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 6 years ago

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.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) about 6 years ago

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!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 6 years ago

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!

Posted by Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer (Randi Brammer, Acctg.) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 6 years ago


 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!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 6 years ago

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.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Dale Bledsoe, Realtor in Tracy, California (Crown Key Realty) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) about 6 years ago

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

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 6 years ago