Two young girls had a card table set up outside the hardware store on Saturday, selling lemonade. They had made up matching t-shirts for their cause and were very friendly and respectful. I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before that I am a sucker for kids selling stuff.
I know I talked about my childhood KoolAid stands before. My mother always allowed me to use any Kool-Aid packets and sugar that I could find as well as Dixie cups and she never made me pay her back for the ingredients with my profit. 5 cents a cup. Most days I made between 50 cents and a dollar, depending on how long I could keep it up. I always felt a little like John D Rockefeller with this money.
These girls had options: water or lemonade. They also had something I never did – a choice of size! Small, medium or large. Their pricing started at $1.50. I gave them $2 and told them to keep the change, thinking it wasn’t too much more than the pop I bought from a kid during the Lyndale Open Streets festival a couple of weeks ago. As I was driving home I thought back to my Kool-Aid days and hoped the money they made felt like a lot, like my 50 cents did to me way back when!
What’s something you’ve noticed has substantially increased in price since you were a kid?