Me: I’ve been doing some thinking about what the pecking order around here is.
(Cheryl tilts her head and looks at me questioningly)
Me: I mean as in where I fall on the scale of important things to you.
Cheryl: this is going to be great, please tell me how important you are to me.”
Me: Well, I figure I’m the third most important thing in your life. The pups are number one, Diet Coke is number two, and I’m number three.
Cheryl: You’re close, but really you aren’t third. You’re second.
Me: So, just the dogs are more important.
Cheryl: (Laughing hysterically) No honey, the animals are not more important. I can live with out them if I absolutely had to, and while I would hate it, I could live without you, but there is absolutely no way in hell I can live without Diet Coke.