This past weekend Lisa and Mike went on an adventure to buy a thank you gift. There was some initial disagreement over how much they should spend.
Mike: “But I like giving people more than what they expect.”
Lisa (choosing, for once, affection over argument): “You give me more than what I expect.”
Mike: “And just look at all the rewards I reap from that.”
(Pause while Lisa tries to figure out whether or not she is being mocked.)
Lisa: “There better not have been any sarcasm in your tone there, young man.”
Mike: “Lao has six tones, honey. And we both know that you’re not always very good at distinguishing between them.”