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British School Sends Teen Home for Selling Hand Sanitizer

In the words of Austin Powers, "Yay capitalism!"

John F. Kennedy once said, “Great crises produce great men and great deeds of courage.” In the face of all the craziness surrounding the coronavirus, one British teen did something courageous and great, and his school sent him home for it.

In Leeds, which is located in the northern part of England, mom Jenny Tompkins posted on Facebook that her son was caught selling squirts of hand sanitizer for 50p, and the school sent him home.

Tompkins and her husband decided that they couldn’t be angry with their son for his antics, as the BBC reports:

His mother, however, said she tried to be serious when the school called, and later when her son arrived home “with a big grin on his face”.

She said this was made more difficult after she called his father at work, who responded by calling him “a [expletive] legend”.

Tompkins’ son used the money he earned to do both the most British and most teenage thing imaginable:

She added as well as buying a kebab, her son used some of the cash to buy a multipack of Doritos.

In the words of Austin Powers, “Yay capitalism!” I can’t fault the kid for taking advantage of the situation to make a little extra cash. Here’s hoping he doesn’t have to face any further consequences. After all, we ought to be able to laugh at something, even in the midst of a tough situation.

This is a picture of my teenage son just getting in from school.Why is he getting in from school at 10:53am you ask?…

Posted by Jenny Tompkins on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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