The barber puts a quarter in one hand and nickels in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, "Which do you want, son?"
The boy takes the two nickels and leaves.
"What did I tell you?" said the barber. "That kid never learns!"
Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store.
"Hey, son! May I ask you a question?
Why did you take two nickels instead of the quarter ?"
The boy licked his cone and replied,
Because the day I take the quarter, the game is over.
~Lou Sandoval is an entrepreneur whose successful career transcends over 17 years of Fortune 100 experience parlayed into business ownership. Lou believes in giving back to his community and has been involved in the Boy Scouts of America's leadership. He serves on a few non-profit and professional boards. Opinions expressed here are solely personal and not a representation of any of the organizations with which he may be affiliated.