For my first trade I started simple - with a green thumbtack that was in my bulletin board. I usually use clear thumbtacks, but somehow a green one got in the mix, so I decided to begin my trades with it.

I was in the office in the afternoon, and I showed it to one of the ladies in accounts - my friend Sugar. I held out the thumbtack in my hand and said, "Do you want to trade?". Sugar didn't have to be asked twice - she swiftly plucked the thumbtack from my hand and handed me a nice little chocolate candy. Definitely a step up!