Luke 11: “Shameless Persistence”

When I was old enough to walk on my own, I used to travel a couple of blocks from my house to Schoen’s Deli. Sitting right next to Peppy’s Pizza, Schoen’s was that quintessential place that had everything a little kid was looking for, and it was by far my favorite place to go.

There was a time in my life that I fell in love with Cow Tales, the candy, not the animal. When I say I fell in love, I mean, I really loved Cow Tales. Since they were only a quarter, there were days when my friends and I would walk to Schoen’s without money and see if we could find at least a quarter along the way. No joke!

I remember the day like it was yesterday… I walked to my favorite store, to get my favorite candy, and the man behind the counter ¬†gave me the most devastating news, “we don’t sell those anymore.” I remember thinking, What? What type of store doesn’t sell Cow Tales? Who do these people think they are? Don’t they know who I am? Well, they did, because the man said, “son, I think you’re the only person who ever bought any.” I guess Cow Tales are an acquired taste… who knew?

Well, in my nine-year-old-ness I decided that I would create a campaign to BRING BACK COW TALES TO SCHOEN’S DELI! It was a small but mighty campaign. I told all my friends to go to Schoen’s each day and ask when they were bringing back Cow Tales. Everyday (except Sundays) for two weeks, I went to the Deli and ask, “Do you have any yet?” How about today? Do you know when you’re getting them in? Needless to say, I was shamelessly persistent. Continue reading Luke 11: “Shameless Persistence”