Last minute requests

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Last minute requests
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:32am

Scenerio:
 At about 8:15am, you child comes to you and asks, "do you have a thumb drive I can borrow?"
You do not, but ask "when do you need it?  Maybe I can bring one home from work this evening, or pick one up for you the next time I'm out."
Your child responds, "I need it today."

What is your next response?

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:59pm

Well, my response would be "sure, here." Because I always have spare stuff like that lying around! But let's pretend I'm not anal-retentive...

"How long have you known you needed it?" then "How else can we get this done, since I'm in my jammies and not about to run to Office Depot on the way to school?"

If brainstorming doesn't work, I'm afraid my next response would be "good luck with that." ;) Next time they would at least come to me 15 minutes before the stores close.

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 2:03pm

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 2:28pm

When I answered, I had to kind of pretend that the thumb drive was not the item in questions, since my kid would never have needed one in middle or high school. ;)   They  had school-issued laptops that went back and forth with them each day. 


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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:39pm

Highschoolers have a student store.  I think the middle schools do too, but the grade schools don't.  We probably have a million thumbdrives in husband's office, but, my issue in that moment wasn't to solve the problem for my kid, but to help him figure out how to solve it himself.....

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:41pm
My older kids have used thumb drives since 6th grade. yds is in 5th and this was the first time he needed it. It wasn't on the class list, he is an over acheiver, and wanted to be able to work on his project at home, not just in class.
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:50pm

lifespeachy wrote:
My older kids have used thumb drives since 6th grade. yds is in 5th and this was the first time he needed it. It wasn't on the class list, he is an over acheiver, and wanted to be able to work on his project at home, not just in class.

Can it be emailed?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:38pm

Based on my current living situation and assuming a hypothetical high school student: "You have to pass the Wal-Mart on your way to school.  Better stop there for one on your way; here's some cash.  Next time, tho, if you don't let me know the night before, you're on your own for finding one."

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:44pm

"Use your cell phone"

"Email it to yourself and access it that way"

If it absolutely had to be a thumb drive, my next question would be, "What's your teacher's name?" and then I'd communicate with them that many other options for document transfer have become available since 2004. (Like others have mentioned, Google Docs, Dropbox.)

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 4:22am
I give her a thumb drive. We always have some lying about, and I also have one on my key ring.

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