Me: Where are we on the Basset Hound puppy situation?
Husband: I don’t even begin to know what you’re talking about.
Me: I’d like to have a Basset Hound puppy. I had a Basset growing up. And then as a grown up. You loved Mavis too, right?
Husband: Mavis was a good dog.
Me: So, a Basset Hound puppy. I’m sure I can talk the kids into it.
Husband: Sorry, I have to work this morning and not waste mental energy thinking about basset puppies.
That sounds like a yes to me!