Mum Suspects 7-Year-Old of Stealing. Turns Out, He Just Had a Side Business
She became suspicious when he asked for his piggy bank.
While other kids were busy learning their basic languages and math, this savvy seven-year-old spent his day at school doubling his allowance.
One mother from Sabah had netizens tickled when she took to Facebook on Jan 3 to share her discovery of her son’s secret source of income — selling grasshoppers.
Hasmi Samsuddin, 35, recounted that she first realised something was amiss when her son, Qaiser Rifqi Martin, returned from his second day of school asking for his piggy bank.
Upon further questioning, she was puzzled to find that the RM2 (S$0.66) allowance she had given him that morning had doubled to RM4.
Jumping to conclusions, as mothers are wont to do, she immediately assumed that he had stolen the money.
To her surprise, Qaiser confessed that he had earned the extra cash from selling grasshoppers to his friends.
But that wasn’t enough to spare him from a “smackdown” from his mother for spending time at school selling grasshoppers instead of learning.
While Qaiser’s antics may have left Hasmi nonplussed, the adorable anecdote had netizens chuckling and praising the boy for his resourcefulness. Some even recounted their experiences selling assorted knick-knacks during their schooldays.
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