An actual conversation between myself and HWWNBN late last night:
HWWNBN: Why are my papers (various quotes for building material that he left on a coffee table) all messed up?
MMC: Because they were on top of the coaster I needed.
MMC: But why are the papers on the table, anyway?
HWWNBN: They're quotes ... (indignantly)
MMC: Yeah, but you've already bought the stuff!
HWWNBN: Yeah ....
HWWNBN: They're garbage.
MMC: So let me get this straight - you left your garbage on the table instead of throwing it out? And now you're complaining because somebody messed up your garbage?
HWWNBN:At any rate, I am pleased to report that when I got up this morning