Being the office supervisor, I had to have a word with a new employee who never arrived at work on time. I explained that her tardiness was unacceptable and that other employees had noticed that she was walking in late every day. After listening to my complaints, she agreed that this was a problem and even offered a solution.
"Is there another door I could use?"
Busy in the yard one afternoon, my father paused to admire our neighbor's new boat.
"Sure is a beauty, Charles," Dad said. Knowing that Charles was conservative when it came to spending money, my father asked, "Was it expensive?"
"The boat itself wasn't so bad," Charles replied. "But the extras really hurt."
"You mean things like water skis, life jackets, and trailer?" my father asked.
"No," our neighbor said with a sigh. "I mean what the wife wanted - the new carpet, the kitchen cabinets, and the cabin room furniture."