Me: Did you ever print the taxes?
Primo: No. Why are you asking this?
Me: Because I was just upstairs on the balcony (that goes off his office) and I realized we need to seal it again this summer. The water is puddling and soaking in.
Primo: Why did that make you think of taxes?
Me: Because I wrote "paint balcony" on your list on the fridge and I saw that I had written "print taxes" months ago.
Primo: I haven't been to a [his employer] office in months, so I haven't had a chance.
Me: What about your thank-you notes?
Me: To your friends who made campaign contributions.
Primo: I don't have any stationary.
Me: It doesn't have to be on stationary! An email would be better than no thank you at all!
Primo: I'm sorry I'm not living up to the standards set by your mother and my mother on thank-you notes, but I don't think they're that important. I'm also incredibly busy.
Me: They are important!
Primo: When am I supposed to write them? Don't say that I have time to go out so I have time to write thank-you notes. Am I never supposed to have any fun?
Me: No, you're not! You are not supposed to do the fun things until the work is done.
Primo: I'm too busy.
Me: You're not doing it right.