Question: from an Engineer/Businessman to the Wife of an Academic
Dad: Wow, I really like those scooters. Those are purty cool! Ya know, if I lived here, I would get me one of them scooters. Like that one, with the little roof, in case it rains. That would be great. You could really zip around Paris in one of those.
Me: Mmm-hmm. Yep. They're pretty neat.
Dad: So, why didn't you get one of those when you first moved here?
Me: Um... well, I kind of liked eating. Every day. You know?
Dad: Oh. Hmm. Guess I didn't think about that.