I sort of wish my husband were a Doper–he does, in fact, love pie–but he’s interested in science, engineering, stuff like that, and I think he would enjoy some of those threads immensely.
I also wished he was more familiar with some concepts like “carrot and stick approach”. You see, it’s his sleep-in day, so the dog went out for her pee early this morning, and got her morning chew stick (oral care chews) to keep her happy so we could go back to sleep. I got up a while later, and this time took the dog out for a walk. She wanted her chew stick afterward, and didn’t understand “you already had it, you silly girl”. So I gave her a baby carrot instead, and she ran into the bedroom with this prize. My husband sleepily mumbled did I give her another chew stick? No, I replied, I’m trying to train her, so it’s just a carrot. I’m using the carrot and stick approach for treats.
He didn’t get it. A perfectly good joke, wasted!