When I was in the 8th grade, friendship bracelets were all the rage — so much so that I started my own bracelet-making business. I would make them in study hall and then sell them for about 2-5 bucks. Demand got so high I ended up talking other kids into making them for me (I would pay them $1 a bracelet). Doing this got the attention of The Man and I had to shut down my little operation.
If I only had some LEGOs and a little engineering experience back then. I could have constructed a LEGO friendship bracelet maker and made millions! If I had that machine I wouldn’t have had to run a sweatshop in study hall, and wouldn’t have gotten punked by The Man.