One of my students asked me today if I wanted to buy his camera. Since I don’t need another camera, and the one I want runs around $800, I politely declined. But, he’s a salesman and he continued the pitch pointing out that it’s brand new and for a $20 bill he’ll let me have it. DING! Rang a little warning bell in my head. So I casually ask “So, is it stolen?” Um, uh, no. “Is is yours?” Um, uh, no. “So, whose is it?” Um, uh, I’m selling it for a friend. “Let me see it.” Um, uh, it’s in my locker, I’ll go get it if you are going to buy it.
No thanks, that’s all the information I need.
2 hours later, after I informed the Vice-Principal, the school officer comes to ask me about the conversation, for his report. They found the camera in the kids locker, it was brand new and worth around $250.
Hmmm, maybe he shouldn’t have tried to sell stolen goods to his teacher, ya think?