All I needed to know about projects, I learned as a kid shoveling snow

All I needed to know about projects, I learned as a kid shoveling snow

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[...] it didna€™t matter, because one word, a€œsurea€ in the context of motorcycle ownership, gave Pete permission to buy one. All he had to do now was earn the money. [...] When Ms. Strickland answered the door she looked at the stoop and noticed that it had been shoveled. Since they were both holding shovels, the first thing she said in a rhetorical tone was a€œDid you guys do that? Thank you!a€ Before they could get a word out, she continued with a€œI guess you are here to shovel my drive! Or did you do that too and now you want your money?a€ Without missing a beat, Mel replied, a€œYup! Twenty bucks!a€ In a scolding almost frantic tone she replied with, a€œWell Ia€™m not paying. I have the lawn service under contract. Not very smart business boys. You cana€™t just ask people to pay for a service they didna€™t request!a€ Pete just stood there in shock when Mel said, a€œOK, wea€™ll put it back.a€ She paused for a moment with a look of horror on her face until she realized Mel was joking and started laughing. She said a€œIa€™m sorry boys, but Ia€™m already committed.a€ Mel replied, a€œThata€™s OK, we understand.a€ As they were walking toward the next house, they heard Ms. Stricklanda€™s door open and she started yelling, a€œBoys!? Boys!? Wait!a€ Mel and Pete exchanged glances wondering what now? a€œCome back! I changed my mind! You can shovel my drive!a€ Pete jokingly said to Mel, a€œIt looks like wea€™re both gonna make $20 on this drive since our price just doubled!a€Finally the purchase day came. the funny thing was, Pete had never ridden a motorcycle until that day, not even the one he worked so hard to buy. Would he even like it? Would he be able to ride it? hell of a time to find out! he understood the a€œclutcha€ concept but had heard horror stories of ... When he did, he went racing up the hill, switching gears and using the clutch without a problem. he turned aroundanbsp;...

Title:All I needed to know about projects, I learned as a kid shoveling snow
Author: Pete Thompson
Publisher:WestBow Press - 2011-11-14

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