Searching for the meaning

The microwave man came today, with the right part, and fixed the beast. We can now see what it is doing. I believe in praise where praise is due and so kudus Comet, who did exactly what they said they were going to do, when they said they were going to do it.

I now also realise that I should be a bit more literal when making sense of what people are saying. When the lady on the phone said "We'll send someone round to take a look at it" that is exactly what she meant. A man came round and looked at it. The mending bit took a bit longer.

I'm going to use this technique in dealing with members of the family:

"I'd really like to give you a hundred pounds"
"Gosh, thanks dad"
"No, I mean I would like to give you the money, but I don't have it....."