Last minute requests

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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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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:57pm

No bookstore at our HS.  But they all have student drives that are accessible via the web from anywhere.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:45pm

IME, most high schools have bookstores that sell these types of things.  Anyone else have a bookstore within their high school?

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:43pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">lifespeachy</em> wrote:</div>My older kids have thumb drives, younger ds does not. I inquired about the need, figured out he can send document via email, and next time he will request the need bwfore the day of.</blockquote></p><p>iVillage ate my last post.  I was saying . . .  Dropbox or Google Drive could also be ways to transfer documents w/o a usb drive.</p>

Yep, the boys use both of those as well for their homework.  There is another one that I can't think of at the moment...

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:42pm

sweetsummmerdays wrote:
<p>I had to actually google "thumb drive" as I never heard that term lol.</p><p>What do you need it for? would be my response. </p>

My kids use them a lot for school, papers and so forth...going back and forth from school.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:41pm

lifespeachy wrote:
<p>Scenerio:<br /> At about 8:15am, you child comes to you and asks, "do you have a thumb drive I can borrow?"<br />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."<br />Your child responds, "I need it today."</p><p>What is your next response?</p>

Where are the multiple other ones that we have?  If they can't find any in the house, then look in your locker or go buy one at the bookstore before school.  

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:23pm

My kids' schools use Google docs.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:18pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Back up, What's a thumb drive?</p><p>ETA, If these are what I think they are my kids get these from school and sometimes bring it home to finish a paper they started at school at home..  Am I close? </p>

They sell these things in stores, actually.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:16pm

I haven't read other responses.  But in the morning right before school, if I had not thumbdrive to give her, she'd be out of luck.  I would not jump in my car and go get her one.  Nor would I try to get one on my lunch hour and bring it to her school.  UNLESS, she had told me about this before and reminded me and I had been the one to drop the ball.  But otherwise no, the kid should have brought this up before now.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:09pm

Would never happen. I'm married to an IT guy. We'd never have a lack of thumb drives in our house, lol.

 

BUT, I'll play along ... I'd first figure out why the request was last minute ... kids' fault? or teacher's fault? If the former, the kid would pay for it him/herself.   Then I'd send The Girl out to get one.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:03pm

I'd have told DS to check his Dad's desk for an extra (I know there are extras on there). If DD asked, I'd question why a kindergartener needs a thumb drive...;)

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