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Going to the baseball game question

Okay.  This will require a bit of a setup.

I had tickets for the Saturday and Sunday Rangers games.  I get tickets to a handful of games each year.  My dad and I each throw in for half, and he gets 2 tickets for each of the games we get, and I get 2 tickets.

Usually I let Ben use my extra ticket, and that was the case this weekend.  Since both games were day games, I decided to fly up, and asked Ben to come get me at D/FW airport.

My flight was delayed getting in, so we were running late getting to the game.  In the bottom of the first, we got there and started looking for parking.  Ben informed me that he had no money with him, and thus, I would have to pay for parking.

We got to an area where it was necessary for Ben to turn and start going away from the stadium to get to where the pay parking was.  I said, "Hey, let me get out here, and I'll meet you inside."  Ben got angry, said "Hell no!" and in fact started driving faster (he was at a near stop when I said that) and swerved so I could not get out of the car.

He said he was not going to "drop me off."  I said that, no, I wasn't asking him to "drop me off," because that implied him going out of his way to take me up to the gate or somewhere, and then going and parking.  Instead, I was asking that he "let me out," since we were close to the park, and I could just hop out.  He claimed that was a distinction without a difference, and I could damn well walk from wherever we parked, and why was I so special that I thought I shouldn't have to walk?

I pointed out that I was providing him, for free, tickets for that day's game and the next day's game (tickets that have a $40 face value apiece), and that he wasn't even throwing in for parking, but expecting me to pay 100% of parking.  He said that he came and got me from the airport, so we were even.

So I want to ask you, the readers of LSB...who is being unreasonable here?  Should Ben have let me out?  Or was I being ridiculous for even asking?

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