More words! Sorry I’m so far behind. In the meantime, here’s this:
Mom: Should we give this brass lantern to [such-and-such person]?
Dad: Sure. Where did it come from?
Mom: It was a gift to you from your true love.
Dad: [Pause] You???
Mom recently acquired a flashing-light gizmo and put it somewhere, leaving it turned on. She wondered if Dad would notice it when he next went into that room.
When Dad did go into the room, he yelled, “Oh, my God! Where did THAT come from? Holy cow! There must have been a break in the space-time continuum.” Etc.
Mom reported that this reaction was extremely gratifying.
Context for this one: It’s about cell-phone minutes, which Mom uses the vast majority of in their shared account:
Mom: We’ve used up half our minutes.
Dad: What do you mean “we,” white man?