6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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For my next point, I need a volunteer. I need a young person who really likes bubble gum. (Get the volunteer and talk with him or her up front for a minute.) So you like chewing gum? What is your favorite kind? Really, that is nice. I’m sorry that I don’t have any of that king of bubble gum, but I do have this right here. What does that say? Double bubble? Would you like some double bubble? You would? You would take what I have in here even if it isn’t (the brand they like)? Would you take me to a steak dinner for it? Would you wash my car for it? What would you do for it. OK, that is fair. Go ahead and take it and open it up. (Beans are inside the wrapper.) Now, I want to claim your end of the bargain. Remember, I did not promise you bubble gum, you said that you would take what I had even if it wasn’t the kind you liked. Do you feel deceived? How does that make you feel? Thank you for being a good sport, here is a piece of Double bubble bubble gum as a reward!