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Have You Downloaded Shein Before?

This picture has become my midlife crisis. Photo courtesy of Mumsnet.

The teacher tells us to put our phones away, but I can’t. I can’t put my phone away and lose precious seconds. I have to finish my Shein challenge. I only need five more people – FIVE MORE! I haven’t slept for days, I haven’t eaten or gone to the bathroom, and now my teacher wants me to put my phone away. Are they crazy? I am so close to getting my free $150 on Shein – nothing can stop me now.  

I send what has to be my 53rd text, begging this person I haven’t talked to in 14 years to do a Shein link that isn’t a scam but really looks like a scam, but I swear is not a scam. I switch back over to my Shein app and see that one more person did it for me! I click “Spin the Wheel” and watch as one more magical .01 is added to my count. Just four more people. 

I refresh and refresh and refresh my app, hoping, praying that another person will have done it. Nothing pops up. I consider raising my hand and asking my teacher to do it for me. I’ve already asked all the other students in my class. I decide against it – for now at least.  

Suddenly, an idea pops into my head. My great great grandmother! I mean, she is 97 years old, in a nursing home, and hasn’t been able to lift her phone for about 4 years, but I’m sure one of the nurses will see the notification and do it for me. After sending it to her, I check my Shein app again. Another person! I spin the wheel again and smile as a new breath of life fills my body when the .01 is added.  

But then, just as I think of another person to send it to, I see the words below the wheel: To get your last spin, you must invite 3 new users or 15 existing users. 

And then everything went black.  

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Emma Callahan
Emma Callahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Emma Callahan is a senior and is one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief of The Print. Additionally, she is the President of GSA, Girl Up, and Creative Writing Club; is an officer of Voices of Equity; and a member of Academic Team and Spanish club. She runs on the cross-country team and loves reading and travelling. Emma hopes to major in Journalism or Law and minor in Women's and Gender Studies and Spanish to hopefully one day spread news about or directly fight social injustices and issues involving human rights. 
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