Last night my college friends Tao and Sam came to Google for dinner, with Tao's new girlfriend.
Me: I'm really into basketball now! I wish I'd played on the Caltech women's team.
Tao: You would've gotten on the team for sure.
Me: I know!! Most of the women players were 5 feet 2, and I'm 3 inches taller.
Tao: How tall are you then?
Me: 5' 5".
Sam: [bursts out laughing]
Me: [indignantly] What??? I am 5' 5"!
Sam: [in between laughing] I'm laughing at the fact that you said they're 5' 2" and you're 3 inches taller, and Tao still needed to ask how tall you are.
Me: [also laughing] Yes... Good thing we spent 4 years getting that Caltech education.