I'm such a sucker. I have a hard time saying no. I've also been accused of not thinking before I agree to something.
One day before class started, I casually mentioned that crocheting is one of my hobbies. Or perhaps I was showing my co-workers something I had made. At any rate, one of my students asked me, "Could you make me a beanie?"
I said I had never made one, but it should be simple to do. He said, "Would you make me one?"
It seemed harmless, so I said I would.
Then I heard, "Will you make me one? Will you make me one? Will you make me one?" That was from other students in the class.
I couldn't very well tell any of them no when I had so readily agreed to make one for the first student. And I couldn't take back my offer to him.
So I started making a list, in the order the students asked for their beanies. While I was at it, I asked them what color they wanted. That put me in the custom-order business.
So far I have made one for Anthony (gray), two for Tiffani (off-white and multicolored), one for Shanique (purple), one for Brandon (red and black -- he's a UGA fan too), one for Mercedes #1 (neon multicolored), one for Porsha (rainbow multicolored), one for Courtney (camouflage -- I didn't even know they MADE that kind of yarn), one for Madison (navy blue), one for KeAnthony (black), and one for Barbara (purple).
I think there are still 18 more to go.
It isn't really that bad, and it doesn't take long to make a beanie. I can make one while I watch a football game. Lucky for them, there's a lot of football this weekend and next.
And I have a whole week out of school.
I'm glad there are only 75 students in our school.