Due to everything happening right now, there are quite a few things you can’t just drop by the grocery store anymore to buy.
Toilet paper, diapers, formula, cleaning wipes, paper towels, and hand sanitizer are some of those items we thought nothing of just months ago, but now we’re all struggling to even find.
You can try to buy all of these things online, and you’re met with back-ordered items, complete lack of availability, and price-gouging like you wouldn’t believe.
No, I’m not going to pay $200 for a 6 pack of toilet paper and I highly doubt you will either.
Jenny Tompkins has a teenaged son who kind of came up with an entrepreneurial idea, and it got him suspended from his school.
Jenny and her family live in Leeds, England, and how she reacted to what her son did is now going viral.
In a Facebook post, Jenny said, “This is a picture of my teenage son just getting in from school.”
Facebook; Jenny’s son is pictured above after just coming home from school
“Why is he getting in from school at 10:53 am you ask? Schools don’t finish until 3 pm.”
It’s a good point, Jenny! What on earth did he do to come home so early?
“Well, the little turd has just been expelled from school for the day after been caught charging students 50p a squirt for hand sanitizer to protect themselves from the bloody…virus!!”
Jenny’s husband also had a pretty funny reaction to the news when she told him their son got expelled.
“Very hard to discipline this behavior when his dad phones him from work to call him a f***ing legend.”
And this is what he made off of selling all those squirts to his schoolmates.
Jenny then went on to add, “I can’t keep up with the comments. For those asking, he made £9! He bought a multipack of Doritos and saving the rest to buy a kebab later.”
People in the comments were pretty much giving the kid a standing ovation for being so entrepreneurial.
“He shouldn’t be punished, he used his initiative and made himself some money in the process,” someone said.
“[I] think it is going too far to expel him … also does it not say to clean hands all the time he has done his job keeping his classmates clean.”
Another person replied, “Lol this is hilarious, although he’s only doing what big pharmaceutical companies do, so I think this kid is gonna go far.”
“Businessman in the making. Brilliant.”
And not just his dad thought he was a legend: “Legend, he saw an opportunity and he seized it.”
You can check out Jenny’s original post here. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!
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