me: hey jon, i don't have a burp cloth. can you toss me that one from over there on the newel post?
jon: (blank stare)
me: you know, the newel post? right there?
me: that's what it is, right? a newel post?
jon: (now staring at me and dancing in place)
me: no really, that's what it is, right? right?! come on!
me: but... it is, right? it's a newel post. we learned about it... on the... remodeling show.... and the guy, he replaced the... with the period... i....
jon: (still dancing silently)
jon: yeah ok fine, that's what it is.