Hoopie Hoopla, age 17, is a street entertainer. Hoopie needed some gadgets in order to entertain on the street. Hoopie went to Milo’s Music Store and…

Hoopie Hoopla, age 17, is a street entertainer. Hoopie needed some gadgets in order to 

entertain on the street. Hoopie went to Milo’s Music Store and contracted with Milo. The 

contract required Hoopie to pay 10 dollars down and 15 dollars per week for 8 weeks for 

the purchase of a kazoo, a harmonica, a whistle, and a set of juggling pins. With these 

items, Hoopie could entertain and make beautiful music.

Hoopie went to Fall-Mart and purchased a raincoat in case it rained while conducting an 

entertainment session. The raincoat is a sport marketing brand with a team logo on the 

front and back. The team logo says, “Go Go Broome Hornets.”  

Hoopie paid 5 dollars down and contracted to pay 11 dollars per week until the coat was 

paid in full. 

Hoopie went to Fast Harry’s Used Car Dealership and inquired about purchasing a car as 

transportation to and from the entertainment sites. Fast Harry said to Hoopie, ” Hmmm, 

How old are you Hoopie – I do not want to get involved with one of those “capacity” 

contracts.” Hoopie said, ” I am 21 years old.” Fast Harry sold the car to Hoopie for 20 

dollars down and 50 dollars per month until the car was paid in full. 

Hoopie headed for the streets and began to entertain. Her first three performances were 

dreadful. No one stopped – no one listened – and, in fact, the people who passed by 

actually laughed at and made fun of Hoopie. Hoopie returned home, disappointed and 


Hoopie’s Dad Hopalong met Hoopie at the door. Hopalong said, “Oh Hoopie my dear 

Hoopie, how will you pay for all those items that you bought during your quest to become 

a street entertainer?” Hoopie replied, “I don’t have to pay.”

Discuss – use relevant legal rules and concepts to support your discussion. Comment on 

the postings of your classmates.