On Monday night, my wife said she wants a pony that she saw advertised on Craigslist. When I asked why, she replied, "Because it's so cute!"
"I think some of the waitresses at the restaurant down the street are cute, but you won't let me bring one of them home," I countered.
Then she said that if I let her get a pony, I could get a waitress (provided she came willingly, of course).
When we went out to eat the other night, one of those cute waitresses was working. I whispered to my wife, "So, should I ask ______ if she'll come live with us if I let you get a pony?"
My wife, who is never sure whether I'm serious, backed down.