25 // Just Ask

I bought my favorite coffee mug right out of someone’s hand.


I was at a French and Indian War reenactment camp, wandering among the vendors, when I noticed a really great coffee mug one of them was holding.

I asked him where he’d gotten it, but he’d had it for years and couldn’t remember.

But then he asked, “Do you want it?”

I looked at him, puzzled.

He repeated the question. “Do you want it? Name a price.”

I think I paid him ten bucks for it.

Just ask. Sometimes, the answer will surprise you.