Remember the old guy down the street that all the kids in the neighborhood were terrified of? Everyone would adopt pathways that went around the block to bypass his house.
Then one day, your dad would tell you that you had to go to a neighbor’s yard to help out and it turns out to be the grumpy old guy. Once the initial tension was over, it is discovered that the old man is a really neat guy and he gives an extra $20 for a job well done.
Kinda inspired the piece..