Emily is doing a project at school - it's a "travel brochure" and she is the travel agent. She was trying to decide whether to do Costa Rica or Rome. I really wanted her to do Rome, because of all the places in the world, I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Italy.
So, here is the conversation that occurred yesterday on this matter:
Me: Did you decide what your travel destination is going to be?
Emily: Yep! I'm doing Costa Rica!
Me: Oh yeah? What made you decide Costa Rica rather than a romatic interesting place like Rome? (what? I was not saying it like that!)
Emily: Well, I decided that I would do Costa Rica cuz dad said we have a friend or a relative or something there.
Me: Really? Dad said we have a relative or friend in Costa Rica? I didn't know that... I don't know any relative in Costa Rica.
Emily: Dad said we do. He knows someone there.
My brain regressed to a conversation I semi-heard the other day between them on this subject.
Me: Did Dad say who this person was?
Emily: I don't remember his name.
Me: Did Dad happen to say his name was TOBY?
Emily: YEAH! That's it! That's the guy he knows in Costa Rica.
Some of you understand the significance of this name. Some of you do not. Those that do not... Toby is a fictional character on THE OFFICE on Thursday nights who moved to Costa Rica at the end of the last season.