I found this email from December '08. I was planning a trip to San Jose/San Fran with my friends. I went on the trip and it was wonderful... but this is what happened leading up to it:
Thanks, Dad. I will pay you back [for the plane ticket]. Mom woke me up this morning and told me that I've ruined Christmas. So much for her not going ballistic. She also went on for at least 10 minutes about how steep San Fran is. I set the phone down and ignored her. And I'm a horrible person for not taking no for an answer. I'm 22, I don't have to take no for an answer. It's my life, despite what she may think.
YAY! I'm the first to ruin Christmas this year! Do I get a prize?
Stress. Life is so much more fun with it!!!