Me: Now that you trust me to do your expense reports, maybe you'll let me make your travel arrangements.
SH: No. It's too complicated.
Me: I once reduced a two-inch high stack of data at 3M to a spreadsheet with four decision rules.
SH: It's too complicated!
SH: I know what airlines I want to fly.
Me: That's not that complicated.
SH: When I fly Northwest, I don't want the 727 because it's harder to get an upgrade.
Me: I think I can remember that.
SH: But it's more complicated than that!
SH: I didn't say "727."
SH: NOBODY flies 727s anymore.
SH: Except maybe FedEx.
Gary [also an engineer, reading the original post]: SH didn't say "727!" I can't remember the last time I flew in a 727.
Then he and SH proceed to discuss their 727 stories.