November 28th, 2008

Christmas Roger

"Would you like to buy...?" or "Encouraging the youth of tomorrow"

The other day while walking to the grocery store Lisa and I were stopped by two young boys...probably between 6th and 8th grade. They asked us if we would like to buy a little bag of potpourri.

"What's it for?" I asked thinking of school fundraisers, group activities...fundraising for some guilt inducing cause...some organization begging for my altruism and charity using children to peddle some token trinket in exchange for a dollar. Heaven knows there's no dearth of those in San Francisco.

"Um...you can put it in your car...or a drawer..." they started to say.
"No," I said. "What is in it for YOU?"
"Oh," they said looking a little sheepish. "We just wanted to earn some extra money.
With pleased shock I pulled out my wallet.
"I approve!"
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