When she starts asking questions though, I begin to realize that my subconscious desire to install her in the East Wing was right on the money.
She's on her way out the door and shoots back a parting question. You know, those questions in which something is asked casually that really should not be. They use their tone of voice to trick you into a lulled sense of security. You'll answer "yes!" and they will be out the door by the time you've had a chance to truly process the question.
Ms. Nord: Oh! One other thing: it's ok if the guide dog swims in the pool, right?
Now, notice how she phrases this question. The assumed positive. Think how I will sound trying to say (even nicely) "No, that's not alright." Exactly. Like a dragon.
please don't make me go in the water....??