Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wordy Wednesday #66: When Life Gives You Lemons
A nice cold glass of lemonade and a cookie -- your choice of either homemade chocolate chip or lemon ricotta with lemon glaze -- would have set you back just 50 cents. But wait, Billy Mays, that's not all! There were free crystals with every purchase. (Ahem, while supplies lasted.) And entertainment provided by two eager salespeople. Eager, that is, to eat and drink away the inventory.
In case you're wondering, no, that's not our front yard. We set up the stand on a corner about two blocks away from our isolated house on a very steep driveway on a very steep hill which gets very little traffic. I'm friendly with the folks who live on this prime lot of real estate, and they graciously accepted two cookies as rental payment. But wait, Billy Mays, that's not all! We also had their daughter hang with us and, when our two hours of selling time was up, we also had her over for a swim.
As for the take? We grossed 22 bucks. Yeah, that was a lot. Mostly because who can resist saying "keep the change" to these industrious tyke-oons? [Damn, did I just invent a word. Quick, CMG, check to see if I can consider this a word of my very own concoction since we know "blodder" existed before me.] How much did we net? I gave each of the kids $6, but they should have each paid me $3. Think of me as Ffodam Einreb. That would be the opposite of Bernie Madoff.
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