Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Offered for Sale
"Would you like to buy my AirPods?"
Tuesday. Period four. World history (sophomores). It was day two of a week-long assignment.
Alan only asked me about the AirPods (and gave me the hard sell) when I questioned why he wasn't in his seat. He explained that he had to sell them. He was looking for a buyer.
Alan gave me a sob story about needing money to contribute to his mom for *mumble mumble mumble*. While this may be true, the whole scenario played out less like a needing-the-money and more like a game Alan played.
In a middle school class, this would have been chaos. But the older kiddos have learned (mostly) to not be distracted by such silliness.
Alan showed off his ware to a friend. He demonstrated its features. The friend looked at it, but decided against. He tried a couple other of his classmates.
At one point, Alan even went over to a girl on the other side of the room when she expressed interest. He returned, his AirPods still in his possession.
Did he do any work that period? (The assignment was a Cold War Webquest.) Doubtful. (To be fair, it was day two of the assignment. He could have finished it the prior day.)
Do you have need of a used set of AirPods? They may be broken as I heard him drop them on Thursday. They may be counterfeit. And we have no guarantee that they work. (He was still "selling them" on Friday.)
Do you believe his story? If you needed quick cash, what item of yours would you sell?
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