A Peek into the Intimate Intellectual Life of a Long-Married Couple, Part 15:
Me: "I just found something interesting. For the past couple of days I've felt something scratching my leg. Turned out I had a nail sticking through the bottom of my jeans pocket."
Karen: "How could you not know you had a nail in your pocket?"
Me: "Only the head was in my pocket. The rest of it was poking out the bottom, scratching my leg."
Karen: "And you felt it for days and didn't investigate?"
Me: "I scratched the itch, it went away."
Karen: "I'm going to start experimenting by putting things in your pockets and seeing how long it takes you to notice them."
Me: "Like a live possum?"
Karen: "Like a dry bean."
Me: "Oh, I'd never notice that."
Karen: "You need to change your pants more often."
This has been another peek into the intimate intellectual life of a long-married couple.