Well I had the kid ( Gary) come by after school today, so I could talk to him about our deal. I showed him the Ciao, and told him that my wife and I had talked to his mom, and she granted him permission. He acted as if he was aware. I told him he could have it. Being the type of person who appreciates the value in things earned, and doesn’t want something for nothing, he wants to work it off. I’m giving him the bike, and I’m buying all the parts, and he’s gonna work it off at $12 bucks an hour. We are gonna do all the work together, so he can learn to fix stuff himself. I told him he’s gotta keep his grades up tho! He loves the bike! He already picked out a name: the General Lee. It’s orange, and he loves Dukes of Hazzard.
I don’t know who’s more excited, him or me. I’m really looking forward to building a bike with a purpose.