I’ve got a friend who works in the administrative department of a local arts organization. She took a call from a parent:
PARENT: Hi. My son’s class recently watched a performance at your theatre for a school project. However, my son was sick so he couldn’t attend. Would it be possible to organize a ticket for him for another performance instead?
FRIEND: Absolutely–let me just check our records. What school does he go to?
PARENT: Simon Fraser University.
I wish I’d made this up. What can I tell you? Every generation is more coddled than the last.