June 22, 2009

Edging Toward Economics

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:31 am by dgcombs

Two weeks ago, Tyler mowed the lawn. He got $20 for his effort. And what an effort it was. He shared his travail with his Baha’i teacher Ms Victoria. She suggested that perhaps he might want to add edging to his repertoire and charge grampa a little extra for this additional service. So this weekend, he decided to put her idea into practice.

He headed out front with a shovel and started chopping the overgrowth one spadeful at a time. I peaked out the window to see his progress and I noticed that his friend Eli had joined the work crew. Tyler stood back and watched. I decided he needed a lesson in economics and doing his own work. I stepped outside. When I told him I wanted to talk to him about economics. He came over and pled his case. “But grampa, I was going to give him part of the profits!” And then Eli stepped forward to clarify. “Yeah and then I’m going to give it back to him so he can buy me a birthday present!”

I shook my head and walked back in to the house. I think he knows enough about the science of economics.

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