X: Do you want kids?
Y: Uh…I don’t know. Why? Are you pregnant?!
X: NO! And don’t think about me or anything else, just answer the question.
Y: Well, yeah. Maybe someday.
X: That’s not good…I don’t want kids.
Y: You can’t do that! You can’t say, ‘don’t think about me, just answer the question’ and then say something like “that’s not good,” then go back to reading your book.
X: …continues to read book…
Y: (sighs) Your book has a skull and crossbones on the front and is called “Solitude.” I should have known better.