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74. A Cheap Birthday Gift
Antonio was known for being cheap. He grew
with poor parents who taught him how to
money. Antonio would do things like stealing toilet
from public bathrooms, bringing food home from buffets,
ordering the cheapest thing on the menu. His
sometimes got annoyed with him. His friend Jimmy
having a birthday party. Antonio knew that he
to give him a gift. He didn't want
, but he had to.
Antonio tried to think
a good, cheap gift. I could get him
coffee mug, he thought. He went to the
store and bought a mug. The mug was
and had the letter J on it. Antonio
it was a nice gift, and most important,
only had to spend a dollar on it.
put the mug in a nice gift bag
got for his own birthday. There was no
he would spend money on a gift bag.
went to Jimmy's house. There were 20 people
the party. Jimmy had 20 gifts. At the
of the day, Jimmy opened up everybody's gifts.
received some pretty great gifts. Some of the
he got include a video game in high
, gift cards, and a leather jacket. Jimmy finally
Antonio's gift. Jimmy didn't expect much from Antonio.
reached inside the bag and pulled out the
. He actually really liked it. He was pleasantly
. Then, he noticed the price tag was still
. It said $1.