Him: I have a problem, I can’t carry the food home you’ve given me
Me: How is this MY problem? You need to make a plan
15 minutes later
Him: I don’t have a problem anymore
Me: Tell me how did you solve your problem?
Him: I ate my food
Him: The spade won’t work
Me: How can a spade not work?
Him: I can’t make it work
Me: Go fetch me the spade and I’ll show you how it works (puts shoes on ready to demonstrate
how to use a spade)
Him: (returns with spade)
Me: Oh you mean the spade is broken (looks at the 2 halves, buys new spade)
Him: I’ve washed the lawn mower
Me: OK, thank you
Him: Where must I empty the bucket of water I put the lawn mower in?
Me: You put the lawn mower in the water?
Me: It’s electric, it won’t work now
Me: It’s electric, electricity and water don’t mix, give you your phone
Me: I’m going to run it under the tap for you and clean it
Him: No, don’t do that you’ll break it
Me: That’s what has happened to the lawn mower
Him: Thank you for explaining. I won’t do it again
Me: (buys new lawn mower)