A Definitive Experiment
(continued from previous post)
I was still pondering the hypothesis that women are more careful with their money than men several days later when Elizabeth asked for money to spend at the Ancaster Fair.
“It’s $30 for 22 tickets,” she reported.
“That’s the sort of thing we give you an allowance for,” I answered.
She minimized her request, “How about $2 for the entry fee?”
Together we decided to do an experiment. She would ask her father for the money, not mentioning that I had already turned her down. I was willing to go with whatever he said.
“What if he says, ‘ask mom?’” she wondered.
“Then we’ll discuss it.” I replied.
She approached her father just before leaving for the fair.
He immediately reached for his wallet, “I’ll give you $20. Anything more, you pay yourself.”
According to Elizabeth the hypothesis that women are more frugal than men is 100% correct.