In the entire books plot, we saw a problem between Hassan and Colin. Colin continued to pry Hassan on why he did not want to go to college. Every single time Colin brought up the subject, Hassan would yell, "Dingleberries." This word was used between Hassan and Colin to tell the other person when to stop talking about a subject. When someone yelled, "Dingleberries," the other person would have to stop the conversation. Colin was always angered that Hassan did not want to go to college, and the topic soon became fuzzy between the two of them. At the end of chapter seventeen, the problem was solved. Hassan told Colin that he had enrolled in two college classes for the fall. The two were excited to have found a happy medium between what they both wanted!