Tip of the Week: Five Hundred Pennies
Posted on 2/18/2008 by Kim
This week’s Escape Plan challenge (aka our Tip of the Week) is #28: Five Hundred Pennies. Buy something that captures the spirit of childhood for under $5.00 (including tax).
Remember when you were little and you had that quarter (or nickel, depending on the generation) burning a hole in your pocket? One of the easiest places to spend my allowance was at K-Mart. They had a nice selection of paper dolls, as well as an impressive display of vending machines – you know the kind that have the ginormous gum balls, rings, jelly bracelets, tattoos, Ike & Mikes, and bouncy balls. There was so much to choose from! I was thrilled to “spend it all in one place.”
Last week when Jason and I were in Denver for some speaking events we ended up going to a neat shopping district looking for some ideas and inspiration for our retail shop and online store. We discovered a playful toy shop where we ended up spending a great deal of time. (Shocking, I know.) There were all sorts of goodies that would’ve served to accomplish this challenge successfully… one of them being this classic clown nose. Being a huge fan of the man who made this red nose so famous, Dr. Patch Adams, I had to get a picture. Something so simple and silly as a $2.99 piece of red foam really brightened my day.