me: should I enter this art contest? It's for starving artists.
mom: NO sounds like a scam, send $20 is a red flag.
me: Hm. Arthouse co-op is not a scam! most show submissions are 20-40 dollars. It's just a long shot. Am thinking about pretending to be psychic and setting up a table downtown. Can throw chicken bones and wear turban. Isn't it great that I went to college?