I had a dispute with my immediate and extended families tonight over ferrets. My sister-in-law mentioned the unsuitability of the ferret as a pet. I countered that it was at least suitable for a coat, which prompted looks of surprised disdain from the ladies of the family.
“You mean a mink coat?” one queried.
“Mink, ferret, same thing,” I responded.
“So what you’re telling me is if I bring my wife a ferret coat, I’m going to get slapped?”
My rebuttal has now been pre-planned; “If I hadn’t told you it was a ferret, you’d have been happy! Typical…I got it on discount!”
And look at the awesome things you can do with it: