My mother just had me seriously considering scaling a wall.
It's supposed to get below freezing tonight (snow!
) and she'd asked Dad to go unscrew the hoses from their spigots while it was still warm enough that they weren't frozen. As he's rather prone to doing, he put it off, and so I offered to go do it for her as it really needs to be done.
"No, let your father do it, he said
he was going to."
Yes, that he did, but if it doesn't get done tonight and the hoses freeze while still attached...
"But it's too cold out there! You'll hurt your hands because it's so cold and they're screwed on so tight!"
...And if it's not done NOW it's just going to be put off and the bloody things will freeze!
"Oh fine, go do it then, but it's SO COLD out there!"
Actually, no, it wasn't all that cold - I didn't even need a coat - and the hoses weren't attached anywhere near as tightly as she was making it out to be. To which she only said "Oh." and went back to watching videos.
Argh. *rests head on desk* Such a little thing, seriously, but argh.