E’s mini-lesson in integrity
Last weekend, my son, Ethan, had a sleepover with two friends for his birthday. One gift he received was $10 and a copy of a PC game that he enjoys playing with this friend, when he’s at that friend’s house. ~sigh~ Both my husband Martin and I didn’t think it was the most moral thing to do — to play a copied game. I agreed that if it was shareware, he could keep it, but otherwise, he’d have to give it back. It wasn’t shareware. Ethan was tremendously disappointed.
But, as I looked online, I saw that this game was fairly old, and now there is a 3rd version of it, as well (of course) as a 2nd one. The newest version? $40. The 2nd version? $30. The oldest version, which is the one he wanted? We found it on eBay as a buy-it-now, new in box, for $8.99, including shipping. So, he got a legal version of the game with the money given to him by his friend. We purchased the game Wednesday night, and it arrived in today’s mail. Everyone is happy.