In order to live a happier and healthier life in the education system I suggest these simple rules for living a simple existence
- Never take a child's ipod or cell phone into the school for them.
- Never let a student use YOUR cell phone.
- Never EVER lend a student money.
- Never buy a student food during school hours.
Students will get angry and other BS but repeat this simple but effective mantra "It's nothing personal, just business" as many times as it takes for it to sink into their heads, eventually they will stop asking and go away.
The sign that you're going to get hit up with one of these goofy request is a student that usually acts ambivalant or hostile toward you runs up all bright eyed and bushy tailed towards you. "Hey mista" (In my school mediocre students usually don't bother with trying to remember your name) At this point I simply say "Whatever it is NO!" this will be followed with "Aw mista why you gotta be like that?" or "You so wrong.." The most pathetic paaart is th same exact students try the same scheme over and over again like they're going to get different results? That's the epitome of insanity.