A retired Vegas Showgirl walks into a bar…….

Informal Currency

Table 416 had already ordered, eaten, and paid, but the Mom’s direct eye contact begged, politely, for my immediate attention.  I beelined to the table. 
 
She pointed to her six year old and said, “He has something to ask you.”
 
“Okay, ” I said and lowering myself to his eye level.
 
“Do you want a sticker?” he said. 
 
I looked backed at him with big eyes and a half dropped jaw, “Do I want a sticker?  Are you kidding me?  Like, uh, yea!  Stickers rock!” 
 
I offered him my personal check presenter: the little black folder that holds my daily brewhouse check receipts and health cards and order pads.  I told him he can choose a spot to place my new sticker and that way I will always have it.
 
He thumb placed a quarter sized “Trader Joe’s 2011 Rose Parade” adhesive in the lower left quadrant.
 
I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that my mortgage company won’t acknowledge stickers as formal currency, because that sucker is near priceless to me.
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One response

  1. Mom Cat

    Ahhhhhhhh.
    That was so sweet. He would be the same age as Josh, so I can picture how cute he must have been offering you that special sticker.
    Who knows that might be worth something in about 30 years…. 🙂

    January 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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