I heard a story about how a child, on his first trip to Washington DC, became fixated on the Washington Monument. After taking the tour twice – and, seeing how big and incredibly impressive the monument was – he decided to buy it.
She tried to hide her smile and told him it wasn’t for sale. He then dumped a baggy full of dollars and coins onto the counter, telling her he had almost nine dollars to pay for it.
When she told him it was worth far more than he had, the boy offered to work for the rest of the cost!
She was obviously impressed with his intentions and asked him an interesting question, “Young man, are you an American?” “Yes!” he proudly shot back.
“Then, you’ll be delighted to hear the Washington Monument already belongs to you.”
The boy gasped, “It does? It doesn’t feel like it.”