Setting: 8:30am, our rapidly-heating-up apartment
N: Ugh, I’m already sweating. Do you have an extra handkerchief I can borrow?
Me, hesitates, looking through dresser drawer: Well. I have this yellow one.
Me: Just…don’t let it stick too far out of your pocket.
N: Why? Because it’s silly looking?
Me: No, because it’s yellow.
Me: THE HANKY CODE.
N: What? I’ve never heard of such a thing.
Me: It’s real. [Brief explanation.]
N: WHAT? That sounds apocryphal.
Me: Fine, don’t believe me. Look it up on Wikipedia.
N: Whatever, dude.
Me: Just keep it in your left pocket, okay? It’s…better that way.