TQC, one of my friends is whining on Facebook. She's moaning about not having enough gas money to get home for her birthday (about a three hours' drive away from her current residence) and thinks that her parents should lend it to her so she can get home for a birthday party with her sisters. I'm sympathetic that she doesn't have money to get to her party, but isn't that a question of her own budgeting problems? Would you expect your parents to lend you gas money if you couldn't afford to get home for your birthday?
(No, I don't know why one of her sisters can't give her a ride.)