I had to get some cupcakes for one of my student worker's birthday today. As I'm in line to pay for them the cashier is talking to the woman in front of me.It's obvious they are old friends.
Cashier: "You off to work today Maggie? Who's watching the kids? Your Mother?"
Woman: "Yes. I work today. Squirrel is watching them.He took today off."
Other woman in line who overhears this:"Squirrel?"
Woman: "Yes. That's my husband.We call him Squirrel because he's just plain nuts."
If my wife is reading this I hope she doesn't get any ideas about a new nickname.