I happened to be in the kitchen when Alex got a phone call from his friend. The friend obviously wanted Alex to join him at the library. I was pretty sure the friend also wanted help with his homework and Alex was adamant about staying home. Then Alex quickly changed his tune and agreed to come immediately. I couldn’t wait for him to get off the phone and hear what had happened. Alex explained that payment had been offered.
(Alex later returned home with a large bag of his favorite Doritos.)