The other afternoon my husband enlisted the girls to help with yard work. He assigned them the pesky task of removing rocks from the lot. I hadn't known that he also tacked on a little incentive. "I'll give you a dime for every good-sized rock you find," he promised them.
An hour later I stepped outside as he was inspecting their work. He stood up, tossed a spare rock over his shoulder, and smiled as I approached.
He motioned to the nearest pile and explained the situation. "Obviously, I had no idea that they'd have this much stamina," he concluded.
It's a terrific plan for removing rocks. Really, it is.
It also happens to be an excellent strategy if you'd like to quickly lose 40 bucks.