Tommy – puts on the nearest shoes and declares himself ready to go.
Sarah – spends an hour picking out clothes and playing with hair and still needs more time.
Tommy – heads straight to the video game store.
Sarah – wanders the entire mall looking for friends before entering a single store.
Tommy – calls to be picked up after 30 minutes because he is “done”.
Sarah – text messages a request for an extra hour and a half beyond our agreed pickup time.
Tommy – hands Mom his change.
Sarah – spent all the money Mom gave her and borrowed more from a friend.
Tommy – has no reason to return to the mall anytime soon.
Sarah – wants to go back the very next day.