When You Don’t Even Know What You Don’t Know

, , , | Romantic | December 14, 2020

My husband is a mechanical engineer. He has been working from home lately, and he’s really enjoying it, for the most part. It is my day off, and I have been puttering around the apartment, cleaning.

Husband: “I hate to be this way, but would you be able to go into a different room? I have to practice for a presentation I have to give.”

Me: “Sure, or I could be a practice audience for you.”

Husband: “Well, the presentation has to be simple enough that people who don’t know anything about what I’m talking about will understand it but detailed enough that people that know a lot about it won’t have to ask questions that could derail things.”

Me: “That seems like I’d be the perfect practice audience, then.”

I like math, but I was never very good at it, and I would never be able to do the things he does with it.

Husband: “I hate to say it, my dear, but on this topic, I don’t think you even know enough to know absolutely nothing.”

He said it very nicely, but I took the point and moved to the other room.

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