My phone at work rings at 3:15 p.m. 

Lauren: Mom, what time will you be home from work?

Me: Why? You need something? I’m going to Kelly’s cross-country meet right after work.

Lauren: OK, cool! So what time will you be home.

Me: *growing suspicious* Why?

Lauren: Because I’m trying to figure out exactly how much time I have before I have to get this list done before you come home.

Me: Why don’t you just do it now and be done with it?

Lauren: Well, that’s makes no sense.

Me: *pinches nose between finger and thumb, shakes head* 5:30. You’ve got until 5:30, so plan accordingly.