The Eagle has a bad habit of making absolute statements when he is so convinced something is so unlikely to not happen another way that it could be considered absolute...except he doesn't always tell me when it is an actual absolute statement or one of those.
For example, he said, "You can't get anything but 5 points on that." I blithely went along believing that until I was in a conversation with someone else and mentioned the 5 points. The someone else said, "No, you can get 3 points, too, it just almost never happens. I've definitely never seen it happen, but it can." I went home and double checked with the Eagle just to make sure I wasn't being fed misinformation from the someone else. The Eagle said, "Yeah, you can get 3 points, but no one ever does it." I asked, "So why did you say you can't get anything but 5 points?" He replied, "Because it is so unlikely to happen that it doesn't matter. You only ever get 5 points." I then scolded him (yes, I scolded an adult, sometimes that's the only way I can get across to him) that he led me to believe due to his use of absolutes that it could only ever happen one way.
Now I ask him every time he uses absolutes when explaining something to me that I don't know. "Can you never actually get anything other than 5 points or is it just a rare occasion that you get something else?" It's still incredibly frustrating when I forget to double check.