conversation, in the car as he drove me to work:
him: [steps on gas, car makes pretty v6 sound and goes fast]
me: isn’t that bad for it?
him: [defensively] it’s just the secondaries opening up
me: it doesn’t have secondaries. it’s…
him: second gear then, it went into second gear
him: and it desperately needs an oil change
me: no it doesn’t. look at the sticker. we have five hundred miles to go
him: [flustered] well it needs…
me: i was just asking because i do it all the time
me: and i wanted to know if it was bad.
him: [relaxing] oh.