Scene: a man and a woman repairing a plain board fence. The rails have been installed and they’re mounting the boards. The boards are rough pine, six feet long and five inches wide. The man is using a brad nailer to tack the boards on temporarily until they can be nailed properly. The woman is using a shim to set the gap in the boards and check position before the man tacks them down. There is, however, a delay in the process.
Man: What are you doing?
Woman: (Holding a fence board and turning it this way and that). “Checking, of course.”
Man: Checking? What for?
Woman: To find the prettiest side, of course.
Man: The prettiest…? They’re just plain pine boards
Woman: That doesn’t mean that both sides are the same. Just look at this grain!
Man: Ummm. It’s very nice?
Woman: (Holding up the board) Which side do you like best?
Man: Whichever side you want.
Woman: Meaning it isn’t important to you.
Man (sensing danger): I didn’t say that. You just have a better design sense than I do.
Man: Carry on.
Woman: I intend to. Now hold this one up on the rail so I can look at it. Hmmm.
Man: Other side?
Woman: (nods) Other side.