First Experience Using My Debit Card

Yesterday after my brother finished doing his volunteer hours for the day, we both started walking to the Walmart near our house. Since the place my brother was volunteering at was pretty far away we both started walking there at the same time. I was the first one to arrive at the supermarket and waited for a few minutes for my brother to arrive as well.

After we met up at the entrance, we went to get some lunch at the McDonald’s inside the Walmart. I wasn’t really hungry then so I only had some fries and a drink. We originally went to the Walmart to buy school supplies for the next school year, so after we finished eating we started looking at things we would need for school. We were given a total of $100 to spend on school supplies from mom, but we didn’t have to spend it all. Both of us got the basic things like a backpack, pencils, pens, binders, and things like that. We made sure that all the things we got were under $100 and then looked at a few more things and then went over to the self-service cashier area.

When we got to the cashier area we both scanned our items and placed them into bags. I was originally going to put everything into the backpack I got there but the machine kept on saying that I had to place the scanned items inside the bagging area which I did, but it still kept on saying the same thing. Therefore, I put everything in one bag and when I finished scanning everything I put the one bag into the backpack. When I had to pay, I did the normal things that they told us how to do at the bank like insert the card, confirm payment, and enter the PIN. There was one part that asked for if I wanted to “cash back” which I didn’t really understand, but I figured it out later when I got back. After all that, I had successfully purchased the items that I had selected using my debit card which was the intended purpose of the trip there besides getting school supplies.

Overall I think it went well using my debit card for the first time. It was easier than I expected although I probably won’t be buying anything anytime soon.

CBC News Article Review

This week I will be reviewing another CBC News Article. This is the article I am going to be reviewing, This article talks about the climate change in the past few years and how it has been affecting certain places and people.

The article starts off by talking about how the world temperature hit a record high for the third year in a row last year due to global warming and how the temperature in places like India is getting extremely hot. They also talk about ice melting in the Arctic. The article also talks about how in the past year the average temperature across most of the world was 0.94 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average. Next, they talk about how a few organizations said that 2016 was the hottest year on record. Later on in the article, they talk about how last year was the hottest year for North America and how some other places were also affected by the rising temperature that year in some way.

Close the end of the article it talks about a conference in Paris regarding climate change in 2015 where governments agreed on a plan to try to reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuels. The governments agreed to try to limit the rise in temperature to “well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times” At the end of the article they mentioned how Donald Trump threatened to cancel or renegotiated the Paris agreement, but then later in a New York Times interview he said he would “keep an open mind” about the agreement.

This article was written a few months before now and talks about events in previous years, but it still addresses climate change which is still happening today.