Primo: Even Carol (our hairdresser) told me it was lucky that I was unemployed while my parents were sick.
Me: Yes, but the difference between Carol saying that and Ted's Wife saying it is that Carol meant that your unemployment might have made this ordeal easier for you. TW meant that your unemployment made this ordeal easier for her and Ted.
Primo: Oh. OH! Yes! I understand.
Me: You usually don't figure this kind of thing out.
Primo: No. I am not good at that.
Me: Just like when Ted told your dad that it was unfair to you that so much money was going to the grandkids because you don't have any children, what he really meant it was unfair to Ted because Jack has three times as many children as Ted does.
Primo: Oh! You're right!
Me: Of course I am. I was an English major. This is what we do.