"M-hm." My husband continues poking around the fridge, not looking at me.
"I'm afraid I have good news and bad news."
"Yeees?" Now he looks up.
"So they've issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Winston-Salem. Also a Tornado Watch."
"I take it that's the bad news. And the good?"
"It hasn't started raining yet, so if you hurry, I think you still have time to grill me a delicious steak dinner! Isn't that awesome?" I beam.
My husband's jaw drops. "You have no shame, you know."
"M-hm. Honey, I'd love to explore that further, but you really need to hurry."
"So I'm not cooking you a delicious steak dinner in a severe thunderstorm, you mean. Or a tornado."
"Puh! Because I love you, so I want you to be safe!"
He laughs, then begins the marinade.
NOAA forecast for Winston-Salem