Dad had just lost his job. We were under severe debt. Desperate for money, he started working at a corporate gifts biz.
That night, we had to fill ball pens with refills, to be paid per 100 pens.
The room was full of pens. And I asked “how will we ever fill them all?”
Dad said, “There are 3 of us. We can fill 3 pens each every minute. So 9 pens every min. Which means in a night we can do 3000 pens!”
And I was like “wow!”
We filled pens the whole night.
He gave me hope.
We made it! :)