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: 11-22-2000
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:02pm

I am the meanest mother in the world.  That would have been my answer when he was younger, too.

It falls into the same category as helping with homework:  "I already passed the ___th grade.  This isn't my responsibility.  It's your turn now." 


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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:46pm
Haha Lauren. That would be my rsponse to my hsers, lol. Hadd to help yds problem solve a bit.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:43pm

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>

Well, it looks like you will not have thumb drive today. What did you need if for and how else can you solve your problem of lack thereof?

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:42pm

"That's too bad. You should have mentioned it last night."


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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:41pm
Google drive? I will look into it. I hate google documents. Husband and i use a drop box and sky drive.
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:33pm

lifespeachy wrote:
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.

iVillage ate my last post.  I was saying . . .  Dropbox or Google Drive could also be ways to transfer documents w/o a usb drive.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:31pm

lifespeachy wrote:
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.

Another option would be to use something like Google Drive or Dropbox.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:30pm
Yes jam, aka a flash drive. What is your response?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:27pm
She needs it for a papere she is writing. Then what, spice girl?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:24pm
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.