Of course they do.
Someone at school has gotten them all fired up about selling 17 books and being entered to win a limo ride with the friend of their choice.
Gus immediately got to work on his sales pitch.
"Hello, my name is Gus, and I'm selling City Saver books to raise money for my school. (Leafs through book) As you can see, it's a very great book with all kinds of coupons for fun and exciting things like ice cream and bowling or restaurants or ice cream and things like that .... so ... the books are $25 if you would like to take a look, but no pressure."
I made him add the line about no pressure. In part because STUPID STUPID BOOKS and in part because it's hilarious to hear an eight year old tell you "no pressure."
The pitch alone is worth the $25, but the neighbors don't seem to know it.
The boys went door to door this afternoon and Gus came home all dejected.
-Did you have any luck?
-Yeah, BAD luck.
-Why? What happened?
-At half the houses, the people weren't home. And at the other half, they WERE home and wouldn't answer the door.
-How do you know they were home?
-We saw them hide from us. When we knocked on the door, they ran into another room. Can you BELIEVE that?
Yes, son. I'm afraid, I can.