A piano teacher I know told me, with amusement, about a recent conversation with a student. The student in question, a young girl, explained at the start of their 1pm lesson that she needed to cancel the lesson.
The reason given? “There is a birthday party at 4pm today.”
It occurred to me that this is a defining difference between how girls and boys plan their day.
A girl will say, promptly at 1pm, “There is a birthday party at 4pm.”
A boy will say, promptly at 7pm: There was a birthday party at 4pm???”