He's been having some trouble with his reading assignments, so you decided to let him pick out some books, around which you could work the lessons you need to teach. To that end, you took him to Half-Price Books today. He loves comics and funny stuff, but you told him that he needed to pick out at least three books, not from the same author, that seemed interesting to him. You're on a bit of a schedule, so you told him that, when he was finished with that, he could pick out a comic collection or two, for a treat, when he was finished with his novel. You made sure he understood what he needed to do, you waited until he started looking at the novels, and you went to pick out a couple for yourself.
You check back a couple of times, but he complains that you're pressuring him, so you leave him alone for a while. With about ten minutes left, you go back to check his selections...
There are no novels. He explains that he couldn't find anything interesting, so he decided to read this comic he wants.
He did have time to find several other comics he wants. What else does he have time for?