I have been trying to redirect his attention to other things but to no avail. Finally I asked him what he was seeing, thinking that maybe we could have a conversation about
Joe: “You mean you don’t see that?”
Me: “Nope, sorry I really don’t…”
Joe: “You don’t see that pipe over there?”
Me: “Like a tobacco pipe?”
Joe laughed harder than he has laughed in weeks.
Joe: “Tobacco pipe?! Why the hell would they be holding a tobacco pipe?!”
Joe: “It’s a steel pipe. Good god, everybody knows that!”
What was i thinking?!