Michael: Mom, I don’t need a new coat. I like my old trench coat. It’s comfortable, and I can use it as a raincoat and an overcoat. So what do I need a new coat for?
Lisa: If you’re going to visit your aunt in Maine, you’ll need something warmer than a trench coat. This parka is nice.
Michael: I’m not wearing a parka. If I’m not warm enough, I’ll wear my denim jacket under my trench coat.
Lisa: That’s ridiculous. You can’t wear a jacket and a coat each time you go outside. Look, this down coat will keep you nice and warm. It has a high collar, a hood, and thick cuffs, and it’s very roomy so you’ll be very comfortable in it.
Michael: It’s too long. I don’t need a knee- length coat.
Lisa: Yes, you do. You’ve never been in really cold weather and when you get there, you’ll be thankful to have something so warm. Now, we also need to buy you a blazer.
Michael: A blazer? What for?
Lisa: Your aunt is probably going to take you to some nice places and I don’t want you to look like a bum. See? This one is nice and fitted.
Michael: It’s trimmed with flowers!
Lisa: Those aren’t flowers. They’re paisleys. You’ll look very nice in it.
Michael: Please, Mom, don’t make me wear that. I’m begging you.
Lisa: You’ll look like a nice young man in this coat and blazer.
Michael: I’ll be the laughing stock of the entire State of Maine.
Lisa: No you won’t. Now, we need to buy you some new underwear.
Michael: Mom! Shhh! Not so loud. This is so embarrassing!