My boyfriend visited a friend's house last night because the friend was having problems with his new plasma TV. The friend's ex-girlfriend's mother died, and she inherited a bunch of money. So, the friend's ex, who lives in a different state, bought him a very expensive TV. Hmmm.
My boyfriend: "Dina's" mom died, so she got a bunch of money and she bought "Rick" a plasma TV. Blah blah blah, technical TV talk about why it wasn't working...
Me: Wait a minute, why did Dina buy Rick a TV just because she got some money? (side note: their break-up was not friendly)
Him: I didn't ask. Blah, blah, blah, five minutes of more technical TV talk.
Me: You didn't even address the interesting part of that story.
The difference? In his mind, he did.