Anna: Mom, can I go to the shopping center with John? He just got his driver’s license.
Mom: No way! I don’t think sixteen-year-olds should be allowed to drive. They aren’t serious enough. I’m worried about your safety.
Anna: But Gaby’s getting her ears pierced at the shopping center and I want to watch.
Mom: Sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t be allowed to get their ears pierced either. They’re too young.
Anna: I agree, but it’s fun to watch. Can I take the bus then?
Mom: Well, OK.
Anna: Great! I want to buy a new skirt, too.
Mom: What kind of skirt? Maybe I should go with you.
Anna: Aww, Mom. I’m not a child. I think teenagers should be allowed to choose their own clothes.
Mom: Well, I just want to make sure you get something nice.