Me: Have you heard about these helicopter parents?
The husband: Um, yes. Like you.
Me: I am NOT a helicopter parent.
The husband: Fine. You're not. What about them?
Me: Did you know they go on job interviews with their children? How insane is that?
The husband: Tell me you wouldn't want to do that.
Me: I would not. I don't helicopter over the girl.
The husband: Please.
Me: I don't! And anyway, these parents call the companies to negotiate salaries and compensation packages. How crazy is that?
The husband: You mean to tell me you wouldn't call the girl's place of employment to do that? Really.
Me: I would not!
The husband: The girl and her employers better hope that there is never a situation where there are legal issues. You'd be all over that.
Me: No I wouldn't! [Pause.] I mean, I would discuss the girl's options with her. I'd certainly make suggestions, but I wouldn't call her employer.
The husband: Really.
Me: I might call the EEOC or OSHA.
The husband: Haven't we failed as parents if you have to call OSHA about the girl's working conditions?