Raft3r: "I'm heading to Taipei next month."
Mom: "Which girl are you taking?"
Raft3r: "I'm going with friends."
Raft3r: "A week prior to our Hong Kong trip is Janet's concert."
Mom: "Also in Hong Kong? Don't tell me you're watching. You just saw her show in California. It's a waste of money, if you ask me."
Raft3r: "Yes. And why not?"
Mom: "Because she's a has been."
I will not be speaking to my mother for the next couple of months.