Sunday, April 02, 2006

A Brilliant Idea

When Neal "Smiley" Salyer hitchhiked to the outskirts of Los Angeles a few years ago, he was flat broke. What’s more, as an ex-farmhand and small town grocery clerk from Idaho, he had no special training or talents which he could count on to bring him some ready cash in a hurry.

But he had an idea. At this moment, tired and dusty from his trip, he may have wondered whether his idea would work. He found himself standing nearby a combination bakery and soda fountain, so he decided to find out. He entered the shop, asked for the manager, and whispered something in the shopkeeper’s ear.

It was a brilliant idea!