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Your son Jorge is in the seventh grade. His middle school has a system that allows parents to create cafeteria accounts with however much money in them the parents wish. You’ve set up an account with $20 for Jorge to buy an occasional lunch or treat such as ice cream, but you usually pack a brown bag lunch for him. Therefore, you’re surprised to receive a call from the cafeteria manager to let you know that Jorge’s account has only fifty cents remaining in it.
When you ask Jorge for an explanation, he tells you he has been buying lunch for a new kid who never brings money or a lunch. After seeing the kid eat the plain peanut butter sandwich the school gives kids without lunches a couple of days, Jorge started to use the money in his account. “I didn’t think you’d mind,” he tells you. Only after you make a few suggestions, such as packing an extra lunch for the new kid, does Jorge admit that there is no new kid. He has been buying treats for a girl he wants to impress.