Rob was sitting down at the table with his laptop finishing up some things he couldn’t get done at the office. I came in to clear off the table from dinner and said, “I cleaned out the refrigerator today. There was a lot of gross stuff in there. I should really do that more often.”
Rob looked at me vacantly.
“You’re not listening to me. That’s OK, I’m not saying anything important.”
Then Rob said, “No, I heard exactly what you said. You cleaned out the refrigerator today and there was a lot of gross stuff in it. But what am I supposed to say? ‘Yes’ and then you’ll get mad, or ‘no’ and then there’ll be more gross stuff in the fridge.”
Edited: because I forgot the add the part in italics. I had a really long day yesterday.