Oh yea… my friend and I have always had interesting conversations along those lines for everything that can be purchased…
Turns out that we differ only in perspective, which actually has led to a very solid friendship because I do not ever remember us having any kind of argument. We always manage to find that we agree more than we disagree.
Two older ladies discussing art, writing, the students we have taught, and the list goes on. But you just cannot find better friends than those who accept you as you are and are willing to see your point of view as you reciprocate in kind. Besides, my son just loves her.
Years ago when he was struggling with writing in HS, I found my friend via a work contact to help tutor my son in order to help him with his writing. Not only did we hit it off, but my friend became sort of a special “auntie” for my son to spend time with while learning how to write.
She is a quite accomplished as you can see from this information: https://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1993/3/93.03.09.x.html