Sitting at the table doing homework:
Maura: Could you run to the store and buy me some rubbers? I don't want to keep asking Allie if I can borrow hers. It's embarrassing.
...long pregnant pause as I collect myself...when in doubt, ask open ended questions...
Me: Why do you need a rubber?
Maura (distracted by her math): Because the one on my pencil always breaks off. I like these much better. (She holds up a large pink eraser.) This one's Allie's, but I need to give it back tomorrow.
Me (crisis averted): Yes, we'd better go do that now so you're all set for tomorrow.
NOTE: In Australia, "rubber" is slang for an eraser not a condom.
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