You open your mouth to tell Lian about the reward, but quickly stop yourself. She’d refuse the money. You tell yourself. But… she needs it. Arghhh. You’ve always hated devil-angel situations like this.
“Hey Lian.. How about we make a lemonade stand? You know, to earn money?”, you suggest.
“A lemonade stand? Kinda cliche, but alright. Maybe we could do dog walking along with that? Or maybe something more creative…”
You consider this. Dog walking would be nice. You’ve never had a dog before, though.. In fact, you’re rarely even around dogs at all. Would you be afraid of the big dogs? You hope not.
Lian suggests that you two walk to the store to get the lemons and sugar you need for the lemonade. You walk out of your room, down the hall, down the stairs, and she follows. You have your hand on the door handle when your mother asks where you’re going.
“Oh, we’re just going out to get some things for a lemonade stand. We’re trying to earn money.”
“A lemonade stand? That’s cliche… Well..have fun anyway!”
Ahhh. You love the cool breeze blowing your hair around as you walk outside with Lian. It’s such a beautiful day. The sun is shining, it’s 70 degrees, and the sky is bluer than ever. It’s perfect. Just perfect. After 15 minutes or so, you and Lian arrive at the store.
You see a man wearing a ragged, old, orange jumpsuit sitting on the ground outside the store. He’s holding a cardboard sign that says “Money, food, anything to help my starving children.”. A medium sized bucket sits on the pavement next to him.
What do you do?
Ignore him and walk into the store OR Give him money or food