Sat on the couch at my future Mother-in-law’s house when out of the blue she says: “Another new laptop? You only just bought one. You should not go throwing your money away like that.”
I turn and point at the china cabinet over her shoulder. “Not once has anybody in this household been allowed to ever use or even lift one of those decorative plates.”
“Those bring me comfort!” she exclaimed. “And they’re for guests. What does the laptop get you?”
“About a half-million dollars a year.” I responded.