Me: [... long tale of my weekend ... ]
Dan: Sounds like an emotional roller coaster.
Me: Yeah. Too much drama.
Dan: Want to see a movie?
Me: Sure. Something distracting.
I should have specified that by "distracting", I meant "hilarious and action-packed" in the manner of "Home Alone" or "South Park: The Movie".
Instead Dan took me to see "A Scanner Darkly". An hour into it, I was recoiling in my seat away from the three onscreen drugged-up men ranting about conspiracies and threatening to fight each other with hammers. For the next 20 minutes, I debated leaving the theatre because the characters were so out of control. I stayed, which was fortunate as the ending was satisfying.
Walking out of the theatre...
Dan: Was that sufficiently distracting?
Me: Uh ... in the "fighting fire with fire" sense.
Moral of the weekend: Use more specific words when speaking.