Made it into Kansas City Saturday afternoon, greeted at the airport car rental return by two excited nieces. By late afternoon the girls decided they needed to set up a lemonade stand. Tray tables were set up by the curb, a pitcher of lemonade and a stack of cups placed on them. Two handwritten signs advertised the goods and a portable stereo provided the tunes.
Just opened for business with two enthusiastic entrepreneurs.
Eventually, boredom sets in. Few cars passing by and those that do, smile and wave but don’t stop to buy lemonade. A neighbor walks by with her dogs, stops to chat for a while and donates fifty cents to the cause.
Eventually, dad is pressed into service. Another two neighbors come over and buy two cups of lemonade, paying a dollar and leaving their change as a tip.
Eventually, Jasper is left to work the stand, looking forlornly for customers. The day’s take: $1.50