Frankie takes her daughter to work to help Sue sell some cheese and sausage for a school fundraiser. If Sue tops $3,000 in sales, she’ll win a four-day trip to Indianapolis. Like most fifth graders, Sue can’t wait to see the state government in action. Mr. Ehlert approaches and wants Frankie to make coffee, as he would never ask one of his male salespeople to do such a thing. Sue is appalled by his sexist attitude but her mom says, “Eh, it’s not worth the fight.”
Sue turns out to be quite the salesperson. She hits her quota and Frankie promises to mail her sales check to the food company. The list of field trip winners is posted but Sue’s name isn’t on it. Frankie thinks it must be some kind of mistake and wants to go down to the school to straighten things out. Sue doesn’t. She says, “Eh, it’s not worth the fight.” Ouch.