He entered the kitchen.
She said: “What can I do for you?”
He said: “Nothing.Â I just want a couple of paper towels.”
She said [loudly and emphatically]:Â “No!”
He froze in the act of reaching for the obviously full roll of paper towels and said: “Why not?”
She said: “No reason.Â Just “no” because that’s what I felt like saying.”
He said: “Oh. Okay then.”Â He tore two paper towels from the roll, kissed her on the cheek, and left the room.