Dear Penny: My Mom Keeps Dressing Like a Landlady and Threatening to Evict Me

Not wanting to freeload, I suggested that my mom charge me rent. Sometime later, she appeared in a rather formal outfit, and said she was now my landlady. She spelled out my rental rate and terms; it was higher than I had planned on, but she conveyed such an air of authority that I didn't argue. Later, when she was back to her normal self, I told her the rate was too high. She stepped out and returned as the “landlady,” and asked what the problem was.
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