As posted to my LinkedIn profile tonight …
“My brother Jae and I opened a lemonade stand at the corner of the block where our family lived in Columbus, Nebraska. I could not have been older than nine, my brother six at the time.
On our first day, under a hot, humid Midwest summer sun, we enjoyed success with our new business. The customers came at a steady pace. Our Radio Flier red wagon served as our mobile stand, an iced pitcher of homemade lemonade enticed passersby on foot and in cars to exchange twenty five cents for refreshment.
Jae ran the cash drawer while I ran refills, a hundred feet to the front door where our mother supported us with the essentials. But when a generous customer gave us an unprecedented $5 tip, we closed up shop and called it a day.” –kai