What did you buy, Earl? A toilet plunger. Why do we need another toilet plunger? We've got more plungers than we have toilets! I see your point … Thwonk! How about coat hangers? How are we fixed for those?
What are you doing with all those hangers, Opal? I'm crocheting colorful covers for them. Silly question ... Why do they need covers? Covers keep clothes from slipping off the hanger. And they're pretty. Ah ... I see. Well, that makes sense. I didn't have the heart to tell her I could accomplish the same thing in a tenth of the time with a roll of friction tape.