"Reading this book I realize that I don't really read books for the story. This book is interesting and it has a good story but. . . all I ever find out about is what is happening." (there was a pause and we both started laughing)
Incidentally a few days later I went to a book store and the book I decided to buy was Moby Dick.
************Me: (eyes watering) Do you want the rest of my chicken wrap? It's so hot (spicy) I can't stand it.
Greg: Sure, thanks.
Me: (after he's taken a couple of bites) So, how hot would you say that is?
Greg: Like, on a scale of 1-10 where 1 isn't hot at all and 10 is extremely hot?
Me: Yeah. (getting out a tissue)
Greg: Point three.
Me: Blows nose.