R and R Garage in North Carolina were having a normal summer’s day when a rooster decided to wander over to the garage, deciding that he was going to stay for a while.
Employees at R and R assumed the rooster had been abandoned and kindly began feeding him leftovers from the shop fridge after a long weekend though, they assumed he would move on to another spot.
When they all returned he was still there, so they named him Earl and he’s been the shop rooster ever since.
If the weather is good, Earl sleeps in a nearby tree at night, if not he rests inside.
Every morning, Earl says hello to his fellow employees as they arrive at work for the day, and he’s fallen into a daily routine around the shop that everyone has come to know and love.
Joe Gallo, co-owner of R and R Garage said:
“He comes running when the first guy comes in to open up for the day,”
“He gets his cup of scratch, then wanders the shop looking for any bugs that may be around. He gets up under all the toolboxes and workbenches looking for spiders and anything else he can find.”
Earl likes to follow all of the employees around the garage and hang out with them. Thinking he’s one of ‘them’.
“He will come up in the shop and usually lay down and sleep under the car you’re working on or in a corner,”
“He doesn’t care about loud noises or people walking by. He will even sleep in front of the office door and we’ve tripped over him a few times.”
Unfortunately though, Earl doesn’t seem to realise he’s a little in the way at times.
Everyone at the shop has just come to accept that part of their daily job is working around Earl.
Earl has been “working” at the shop for so long now that he’s become a bit of a local celebrity.
Now they’re even working on changing their logo and getting shirts made to include him, seems fair as he’s part of the team now!
“We can’t believe the attention Earl is getting … it’s the town gossip now,”
“We do have customers that bring other friends or family to see Earl when they come pick up their vehicles.”
Everyone loves having Earl at the garage and are very happy he wandered over one day.