Me: "Yeah, if I go I don't have to write one of the essays."
Damm: "You should definitely go then, because you take forever to write those."
Me: Dramatic Pause
Damm's Dad: "Ooh-hoo you in trouble now!" (to Damm)
P.S. I know what Damm meant to say was that he's seen how hard I labor over my essays, making sure I have the historical facts correct and that the language flows and that it is inviting to read and that he wanted to spare me that effort once if possible.