Hard-Hitting Measures

Dire circumstances call for dire measures.

In this day, making an extra buck can mean hitting the streets even harder, as the global economic crisis makes it tougher to get a job or higher pay or a freelance assignment.

No problem, says my six-year-old daughter, smiling widely.

She has two loose teeth.

See, she says, wiggling one and then the other.

So, she tells me, if she falls really hard face first on the sidewalk then the loose teeth will fall out and the Tooth Fairy will come while she is asleep and leave her a few coins. Maybe even a dollar bill. That’ll sure help, won’t it?

I’d better keep my eye on her – and avoid getting too hard up so I don’t have to pound the pavement myself.

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