In the aftermath of her accident, Cole has been on the phone with insurance companies. This morning, someone asked her if she was married.
Now, that's a trick question. Because no matter what we say, we're lying. Yes, in Canada, No, in Illinois (which doesn't make any sense at all seeing as opposite sex couples are married everywhere when they're married) or Maybe, depending on what the question is actually getting at.
She said no.
We talked, and I told her that in the future, I was going to start saying "not legally" (which is still a lie: see Canada, above) which would toss the question back if need be, for clarification. If they are asking about my living or family sitatuation, they can then ask more, and if they are asking a straight-up (in more ways than one!) legal question, they have their answer (sort of).
What do you say when you get this one?
(For more on this, see an old post at Waiting for Nat)