Because Conversations Like This Seem Normal
The scene: We're in the living room cleaning our guns after the day's hunt.
Me: Honey, when you're done cleaning your gun, please don't throw the patches with solvent in the trash in here - it stinks up the place.
Fifteen minutes pass. He's watching football. I'm putting my gun away.
Me: Honey, did you just throw the solvent patches in the kitchen trash?
Me: But that stinks up the house.
Him: Oh, I thought the smell of the duck guts in the trash would cancel it out.
Another fifteen minutes pass. I visit the kitchen for a glass of water.
Me: Honey, the duck guts aren't canceling out the solvent.
Him: Oh. Do you want me to take out the trash?
Me: Yeah, well, you know - duck guts, solvent. It'd be nice.
Me: Thanks honey.© Holly A. Heyser 2007