A phone conversation this week...
Wife: [Our son] was impossible this morning, I had to threaten to take away [his favorite toy].
Me: Did it work?
Wife: Well, yes but...
Me: See, it's all about the incentives...
Wife: It is NOT all about the incentives, it's terrible, I hate having to resort to threats!
Me: You can't get frustrated, its human nature to respond to incentives, you have to embrace incentives, INCENTIVES BABY!
(This is the moment where I usually try and change the subject)
Me: What a beautiful day, eh?
...I can never quite figure out why there are so many two-economist couples, I think I would find being married to me insufferable.