When dealing with household chores...
Lesson Four - Persistence Pays
Mom: Call Dad and tell him to bring green chili on his way home.
Me: You know, I asked you if you needed anything before I went out earlier. Specifically green chilies.
Mom: Really? You should have asked me again!
Lesson Five - Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Thanks for taking out my recycling when you visited last weekend. But what did you do with the box marked 'shred'?
Dear Sri -
We put the papers in the garbage disposal at your place. It does an excellent job of compressing the stuff into unreadable pellet.