The underlying Story
Oh, um, well, you know.
Well, the way you fiddle with the wine glass.
Really, after all these years?
You never mentioned it before.
Well it never bothered me before.
Yes, so annoying.
So, how should I hold it (purely rhetorical of course).
Oh, no, I shouldn’t, you know, it’s no big deal.
But it clearly is (where’s this going?).
(a different tack)
So, what happened at work today?
You frowned, your eyes were moist.
It was just awful …
Tell me about it …
The wine glass smiled knowingly.