There are, on occasion, moments during the day, and they are rare, when I may have to telephone Peter while he is at work. And, work being what it is, he is probably in the middle of a job. And, if he is in the middle of a job, he is probably in the company of a client. So, to sound professional, he will keep the conversation very "work-like"; meaning that it will not be filled with flowery speech, which, if you know Peter, isn't exactly typical of his conversations anyway....but, as he does love me, he slips up...a lot...so a typical conversation goes like this:
ME: Hi Honey. Sorry to bother you.
PETER: *very professional, like he's speaking with "the office"* Not a problem. I'm with our client right now.
ME: Got it. Hey, I'm going to swing by Costco and pick up some items. I want to know if it's okay to use your Amex.
PETER: Absolutely, that's a go. I believe that was discussed at an earlier meeting.
ME: I've got your meeting right here.
PETER: I realize that. Okay then, have a good day.
ME: I will have a good day, cause I've got your gold card buddy. Try to relax now. Love you.
PETER: All right then, Thanks for calling. Love you too. Doh!
I get him every time....