This is a true story…
Mer: I’m at the pet store…can you put money in my account? I’m gonna buy a yellow lab puppy.
Mom: ARE YOU CRAZY??? Why aren’t you in the library working on your 100-page paper that is due on Wednesday?
Mer: Just taking a little break. Do you think you could deposit $700 in my bank account in the next five minutes? Okay? Thanks!
Mom: Sorry. Can’t hear you. Going through a tunnel (and yes, that is a metaphor).