At the end of today's work day, an adorable young girl approached my stand. I drew pictures for her, she laughed at my jokes, and at the end of my demonstration, before she left, her dad prodded her:
"Give her what you wanted to give her!"
She held a small object in her hand, and I opened my hand like a table to receive it, even though this sort of thing has never happened before. She placed a small orange M&M into my palm, and I could barely contain myself.
"I've never gotten a tip before! I'm going to save it for later so I don't spoil my dinner!"
I slipped it into my pocket and kept it. I'm not sure if I should actually eat it because
A) It was so adorable and I kind of want to keep it forever, and
B) I have no idea where it came from originally.
But you know those commercials where the people are totally psyched to get paid in stupid gum? I always thought they were so moronic until tonight. After tonight, I think it might actually be cool to work for sticky M&Ms that come from the pockets of little girls with missing-tooth smiles.