PEA: I am excited about the new fish; don't get me wrong. I just don't want to get attached, because I'm still sad.
BOY: Oh, yes, about the snails.
PEA: Snails? Don't you mean the hermit crab?
BOY: (silence; trapped and guilty look)
PEA: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SNAILS?
BOY: Well, two of them died.
PEA: (deep breath) Aha. I suppose that was the same day you told me I should probably stop counting the snails every morning?
BOY: (searching for words)