|I'm A Sucker
||[Jul. 29th, 2007|12:41 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
I'm a sucker for kids selling snacks on the sidewalk.
Cookies, weak lemonade from a mix, fruit juice, whatever, odds are good that I'll buy it.
I just love their wide eyes (with fear or the joy of money, I'm never sure) and nervous ways, not to mention the care they take with the money and their nascent customer service skills.
Saturday I had a damn fine watermelon slushie from a pair of kids (a girl and a boy) sitting outside of the Lexington Street Playground. They had four buckets of tasty store-bought slushie goodness in a cooler, an ice cream scoop, a card table, a stack of small ice-cream style cups, and a box of those spoon-straws. They even had an empty slushie bucket labeled TIPS. That probably would've worked better if it'd been open - or had a slot cut in the top. Certainly it was worth the dollar I paid, because it was not only tasty, but they clearly had significant outlay costs to cover before they could make a profit.