I get a phone call today at work from Mot. It goes something like this....
Mot: Do we have string? (not hello, just do we have string) :-)
Nej: Hmmmm......ummmm.....no, pretty sure we don't.
Mot: (obviously disappointed) Oh.
Nej: What do you need it for? (my grammar is horrible, isn't it?)
Mot: Marking out where the deck is going to go in the back yard.
Nej: Oh...well. I might have some curling ribbon.
Mot: Some what?
Nej: Curling ribbon, you know, the stuff you put around presents...and then use scissors to "vvvvfffffoot" the end into a curl (yes, I actually did the sound effect, and acted it out....even though he couldn't see it...I'm Italian, I talk with my hands, I can't help it!!)
Mot: You're killing me. This is a manly project and you just girl-ified it.
Nej: It would work....that's all I'm sayin'.
Nej: (pushing buttons) And you could curl the ends once you get it tied. It would be really pretty.
Mot: (sigh) Where is it?
Nej: (I tell him where it is, in the closet upstairs.)
Mot: I don't see any, are you sure you have some.
Nej: Nope, but it was the only thing I could think of. I'm not good at pop quizzes.
Mot: Yes you are, that's why I called. You always find things that no one else thinks of, things that will work perfectly.
Nej: Well...it would have worked. (big cheesy grin that he can't see over the phone)
Mot: Do you have fishing line?
Nej: Yeah, but it's clear, you are using it to mark something...it would be helpful if you can SEE it.
Mot: Nah, it will work. Where is it?
Nej: Turn around...it's in my beading supplies.
Mot: Oh, in the box that said wire and string?
Nej: You know, the dogs are going to run into it, because they can't see it, and rip up all your stakes.
Mot: They'll only do it once. (isn't he caring!)
Nej: You might just want to run up to Target and get some string.
Nej: And a gallon of milk while you're there, we're out.
Mot: No!!!!!! I'm working on this now and not leaving.
Nej: Ouch, talk to you later. (hangs up)
I tried to help...I really did. :-)