Mrs. Ogre comes home to find me having a philosophical disagreement with the radio.
She: Who were you talking to?
Me: A comic on the radio. I had a disagreement with something I heard.
She: He can’t hear you. Besides, why listen to the comedy channel if you’re going to get upset?
Me: I always listen to the comedy channels when I’m balancing the checkbook. It helps.
She: Helps how?
Me: Reminds me that there is, somewhere, some joy in the world.
She: Just not in our finances. I did notice that you are not smiling.
Me: Not smiling, no.
She: Then it’s not working, is it?
Me: Sure it is.
Me: The checkbook balanced.
She: Wouldn’t it have done that no matter what you were listening to?
She: Then why comedy?
Me: I said it would have balanced either way, but comedy is what tells me to believe it when it happens.