This is an insert from 'dooce.com':
Observations on in-laws
Me: I thought you understood going into this that we're a glass half empty kind of family.
Jon. No, no, no, no, no.
Me: Why are you shaking your head like that?
Jon: Because I did think you guys were glass half empty people, when in reality all of you are THE GLASS IS TOTALLY EMPTY people.
Me: I see your point, but when the glass really is empty we aren't disappointed. We're like, see? We like to be right.
Jon: And then the longer I know all of you I realize that if you even talk about the glass, the glass will explode.
Me: Which is why I'm protectively covering my head while having this conversation with you.