At a certain Children's hospital, a boy gained a reputation for wreaking havoc with the nurses and staff. One day a visitor who knew about his terrorizing nature made him a deal: "If you are good for a week," she said, "I'll give you a dime when I come again." A week later she stood before his bed. "I'll tell you what," she said, "I won't ask the nurses if you behaved. You must tell me yourself. Do you deserve the dime?"
After a moment's pause, a small voice from among the sheets said: "Gimme a penny."
The Tale Of The Tardy Oxcart
Charles R. Swindoll, Word, p. 413.