My parents will be giving me a grilling tonight, I believe, if I go home for dinner. For that reason, I’m having dinner outside.

The price of my obedience is very high.

Edit: I refuse to feel guilty over my mother’s “I love you” message when I told her that I was going to go out for dinner tonight with friends. I refuse to be mollified by someone who obviously loves the idea of an obedient daughter more than a daughter.