What can YOU say in six sentences?
"...something that gets better mileage, like a Honda," she said, but that was all he caught since, as usual, he hadn't been listening to her middle-aged chatter.
"Whatever you want to do is fine with me," he said, but woke later wondering if she really meant to buy a car all on her own, without him along to oversee the process.
The next day after work, he thought she'd given up on the idea because her Lincoln was still sitting in the driveway, big as life and twice as dusty. But the vexed look on her face as she combed snarls out of her hair told him that something unusual had happened.
She said, "I forgot to braid it."
He puzzled for a minute, then ran to the garage and stood staring, appalled, at the Honda 350 motorcycle and the vision of his gray-haired wife riding it.