Son: I have a question for you, you’re probably going to say no, but . . .
Me: I can’t stand it when you assume what I am going to say by beginning your questions with, “You’re probably going to say no, but – ” I want to say no before you even get to the question.
Son: So basically, you’re saying I am almost guaranteed a no by saying that?
Me: It’s a possibility.
– Later –
Son: Question . . . I’m pretty sure you’ll say yes, so . . .
Life with the Cooks.