Bros before Akos
I tease my husband because he often tunes me out. Not infrequently, I will be talking to him in the living room, only to pause for an answer, look up, and realize he wasn't even listening to me. He's into his Netflix.
When an email thread generated by a first responder circulated at work with "Unresponsive male" as the subject line, I wrote back to one of the producers who I like to joke with (who is also many years married) and said, "Is this a story about my husband?"
The following is our e-conversation:
Russ: Oh, come on. He's just a deep thinker.
Diane: I thought you were MY friend.
Russ: Bros before Akos.
Well played, Russ. You must have been saving up that gem for a while now. Is there any creative energy left for the newscast?