This is a totally fictional tale about some mother and some daughter.
Some mother and some daughter are having a perfectly lovely conversation over the phone. No Zoom. No texting. Just an old fashioned cell phone call on speaker because some mother hates holding the phone to her ear.
After much pleasant chatter:
SOME DAUGHTER- OMG I bought my train tickets for Thanksgiving. I need to leave Saturday night at 10pm and get into DC at 2am
SOME MOTHER: Really? They’re already sold out?
SOME DAUGHTER: No. The tickets for Sunday were more expensive.
SOME MOTHER: You know I’m paying for the ticket. How much of a price different are we talking?
SOME DAUGHTER: The Sunday afternoon tickets are X, about 50$ more than the 10pm train.
SOME MOTHER: I don’t want you getting to DC in the middle of the night and going back to a mainly empty dorm. Change the ticket.
SOME DAUGHTER: I’m not happy about the train time either.
SOME MOTHER: If neither of us is happy about the time, change the ticket. I am paying for the ticket and frankly that price is cheaper than I thought it would be.
SOME DAUGHTER: Morally, I can’t pay that much more for a train ticket strictly for the convenience.
SOME MOTHER: BUT I’M PAYING FOR THE TICKET
SOME DAUGHTER: Don’t you think it’s ridiculous that the afternoon tickets are more expensive?
SOME MOTHER: Supply and demand
SOME DAUGHTER: I just can’t pay more money than the other train.
SOME MOTHER: BUT I’M PAYING
SOME DAUGHTER: But Morally…
SOME MOTHER: Where were these morals when you chose to go to a private college that didn’t give you a scholarship as opposed to the colleges that gave you handsome merit scholarships? (OK- some mother didn’t say this, but she thought it…)
SOME MOTHER: Can you please change the ticket?
SOME DAUGHTER: Can you respect my decision and treat me like an adult?
In today’s adventure, who was right and who was wrong, or are both parties being stubborn?
Should Some Mother allow her adult daughter to make her own choices? Or should Some Mother back off?