Nancy came home that evening, her husband Phil was busy cooking dinner. Nancy asked if she could help, and Phil asked her to set the table, since dinner would be ready in a few minutes.
“How come you are home from work early?” asked Nancy.
“Don’t you remember,” said Phil, “I told you that I was taking the afternoon off to paint the hall bathroom?”
“Did you paint it already?” asked Nancy. “I don’t smell any fresh paint.”
“That’s right you don’t,” said Phil. “Today it was too cold to open the windows and the paint can warned me that this paint should only be used in a well-ventilated area. I didn’t want you and the kids sitting around all evening in a closed house full of paint fumes. Since I was already home, I ran ...