Saw a story in the news last night, coming out of Miami, I believe, about a P.E. teacher who has been accepting "bribes" from his students. For a paltry sum of one dollar, Terrence Braxton would let the middle school student skip gym class while still giving the child an A.
I can think of only one word for this kind of conniving, money-hungry, morally questionable scheme -- GENIUS.
I mean, here's this teacher, probably only getting paid about $400 a month, and according to news reports, he scoring an extra THOUSAND dollars with his little plan! I'd call it a pyramid scheme, but since the kids were skipping gym class, maybe I should call it a sphere plan, since that's what these kids will probably wind up looking like.
Personally, I charge my kids $20 in order to skip a weekly math test. Unfortunately, I haven't had any takers yet, so I'm still waiting for my first big score.