I asked my wife if I wander off into the technical weeds too often. She paused, then said, “Well honey, it’s kind of like, I need to know what time it is, so I ask you. And you start to tell me how to build a clock, and the history of the pendulum, and at some point I say ‘No honey, I just want to know the time.’ And you get all apologetic and embarrassed and you tell me it’s Thursday.”
Ha! I do that!