Q:

 

Dear Doctor George...

I'm just finishing my sophomore year at college. I think I've shown a lot of responsibility. I've gotten good grades, I'm an officer in my sorority and I've earned spending money by working on-campus jobs. Since I've done so well and am making my parents proud, don't you think it would be reasonable for them to reward me with a brand new car?

... Fair-Minded Daughter

 

A:

 

Dear Fair-Minded Daughter...

Good try, honey, but the answer is still "No."

Your mother and I appreciate how well you are doing, but we hope you are working so hard for your own sense of achievement, not because you are trying to please us or for a reward.

However, as we mentioned earlier, we'd be willing to get you a good used car, though.

Love,
   Doctor George