Oliver Cooper Leeds UK teen suspended for charging classmates 50p for squirts of coronavirus hand sanitizer. Ethical dilemma?
If I can make a buck, why not? Or maybe not….?
Oliver Cooper‘s Leeds mom, Jenny Tompkins posted about the incident on Facebook, Wednesday after he was sent home from Dixons Unity Academy just before 11 a.m.
‘Well the little turd has just been expelled from school for the day after been caught charging students 50p a squirt for hand sanitizer to protect themselves from the bloody corona virus!!’ the student’s mom wrote.
She said it was difficult to discipline him because his father was calling him a ‘legend.’
The student’s entrepreneurial guile led to the boy earning about $11 (8.73 pounds – which translates to about 17 squirts) which according to the boy’s mom led to him buying a bag of Doritos along with plans to buy a kebab.
The teen’s idea to profit off the health crises came after hearing about the coronavirus outbreak on the radio, which led to Oliver buying a tub of Johnson’s child hand-wash from a Tesco grocery store for £1.60 (about $2), Metro UK reported.
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If multinational pharmaceuticals are allowed to profit off our health woes why not an ingenuous teen?
By Friday morning (EST) the post had been shared just under 200K times with just over 107K comments.
And then there were these comments that caught this author’s eye, see what you think?
Supply and demand!!! TOTAL LEGEND!!!
Shouldn’t be selling hand sanitiser it should be free school should be supplying it
I have sales positions available