Elder offspring: Hey, that’s a cool chili pepper necklace.
Dr. Free-Ride: Do you know that I’ve had this necklace for about ten years and you are the first person who didn’t think it was a carrot?
Elder offspring: A carrot? That doesn’t look like a carrot!
Dr. Free-Ride: I didn’t think so, either. But I’m guessing it’s because the chili is orange, and people don’t recognize orange chilies as easily as red ones.
Elder offspring: Still, the shape’s all wrong for a carrot.
Dr. Free-Ride: I’m really pleased with your powers of observation and your ability to distinguish different fruits and vegetables based on subtle differences in shape.
Elder offspring: Thank you.
Younger offspring: (Coming into the room) Is that a chili pepper necklace?
Dr. Free-Ride: See, you didn’t think it was a carrot, either!
Younger offspring: Did you get that at Chili’s? No, the shape isn’t exactly like the chili in the logo.
Dr. Free-Ride: I’m still pleased about the powers of observation, but suddenly less pleased about the objects of observation.