I've heard of kids making compromises and pitches to their parents before, trading and bartering off so they could get the things they wanted.
But I've never, ever heard of a kid making a Shark Tank-esque business pitch with Powerpoint. This kid has class.
Reddit user michaelseimsen this afternoon posted a series of slides produced by their 13-year-old son, slides designed to convince them that it was OK for a 13-year-old to play GTA 5.
Parents are understandably wary about games like GTA, and the coverage around the game's content can occasionally put mums and dads on edge. But what michaelseimsen's little one had in mind was so classy and so inventive that they were sold "like three slides in".
His mission — interesting choice of word, that — was to convince. Nothing else would do.
The risks were clearly understood. He's a bit weak on the grammar, but he's got an eye for minimalist presentation slides. The green's a nice choice, too. Soft, soothing colour.
His solution was to avoid the campaign and, supposedly, the game's more objectionable content. Plus, he'd have offered to pay enough money for it all.
You can view the rest of the slides over at imgur. As you can imagine most would, the parents happily accepted his compromise. "If he'd just said, 'Can I get GTA? I won't play the campaign," it'd probably be a no," michaelseimsen wrote. "Initiative and creativity go a long way. And the fact that he's never even asked us for the game until now."
Kid saved up to make his case in a single push; smart little bugger.