Uncle Sam Needs You! (scroll down for story)
I printed the poster at work, on a regular consumer grade printer using the print poster feature, a feature I'd never seen before. The poster took four sheets of legal size paper which I taped together.
I called James and Jonny at Decades Costumes and they had a few Uncles Sams left, but I couldn't pick one up until after they closed on July 2nd, just in case a paying customer came in before then wanting one. Luckily, there was still one left when I get there, and it works out great because the junkiest looking costume will always be the one left. Junky is perfect for my uses. I want to look like I need a bit of help.
Of course not everyone enjoyed it. An older couple shook their heads at me. I shook back. It's my policy to agree with everyone. The woman than told me I should be ashamed. Again I agreed and they went on their way.
A psycho young man kept screaming "F*** America" over and over. The girl with him was asking him to stop. Continuing my policy I gave him a thumbs up and was delighted to hear him saying to her, "See! See, he agrees. Do you not SEE THIS?!" What a nut. ("F***" is because moms read this too.)
Most people just had a good laugh, and many were willing to pitch a couple of bucks for it. There were still a few of the "I'm not going to look at you" folks. If you ever pass silliness and you're not even willing to look at it, get help. Life should be more fun! These freaks of nature were the rare exception. I made $14.50 an hour. That's a record so far. Two bucks (thanks Max and Lindsey), and an ash tray full of change (Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Verona) came from friends, but even subtracting that, I had a great day, and made more per hour than I do at my day job.
Why don't you follow the example set by those generous folks out there today and donate a couple of bucks. Maybe we'll set a record for online earning today too! Life is better when you give me money, and your sex life will improve too! God Bless.