Birthday parties

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???”

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