Rory’s response, which succinctly outlines why it’s perfectly logical to be afraid in that situation, really helped me shut down similar taunts in my own life.
LOUISE: Oh come on. RORY: What do you mean ‘Oh come on’. We have to meet my mother after the concert. The band may not miss us but Lorelai sure will. MADELINE: These guys are so cute. RORY: Oh that’s great but we’re not going anywhere. LOUISE: What are you afraid? RORY: Of going out into a strange city with two guys I don’t know? Yeah. MADELINE: Rory please! RORY: No! LOUISE: Well we’re going. RORY: No you’re not. LOUISE: Paris, join please? PARIS: No, thanks. LOUISE: Fine, come on Madeline. RORY: And just what am I supposed to tell my mother? LOUISE: That you’re a very good little girl.