Overheard at our house, belated birthday edition

John’s finally getting around to recycling the pile of cards he got for his birthday.  Since he turned 40 this time, some are more sadistic than others:

Card from my father, “Ma-cho ma-cho man….”

John (cutting open the card in order to fiddle with the mechanism), “Hmmm…”

Cfmf, “I want to be – a macho man!”

John, “Oh.  So that’s how that works.”

Cfmf, “I want to be a macho!”

Me, “Hit it with a hammer.