The All-Purpose Yes
B wanted a piece of chocolate sour cream cake.
"You want milk with that, right?"
"Okay, you want a small glass or a big glass?"
"Oh you asked me if I wanted milk!"
"Uhhhh...yeah. What did you think I said?"
"I had no idea what you said."
"Then why did you answer 'yes' if you didn't know what I asked?"
"I didn't know what you said but it sounded like something I should say 'yes' to."
"Why didn't you just ask me to repeat what I said?"
"Honey, sometimes it's just easier to say 'yes' and not worry about details. It's hard to make a mistake with you if I just answer 'yes'."
I don't know whether to be overjoyed ("Sweetie, can we buy a new car?" "Yes!") or annoyed that sometimes, to him, I'm no more than running my mouth to hear my lips flap.