Just to set up the scene - wife (me) is upset about something and husband (him) just thinks she needs to make a decision and move on already. Typical guy.
Husband is sitting in the back room reading a newspaper...
Me: I don't know. I can't decide. I mean on the one hand, it's not that important, but on the other...
Him: (looks up from paper but just barely and cuts me off) Take off your panties.
Me: (eyes widening, mood completely shifted) Huh?
Him: Take off your panties.
Me: OK. (slides off panties - happy with warm days as I can wear skirts and dresses again). What should I do with them?
Him: Put them in your pocket. (Attention half on me, half on paper...)
Me: OK. What now?
Him: (glances up like he forgot I was there). Anticipate.
At this point, he grins and turns the page. I glare but it's worked. I'm anticipating instead of whining...