Him: How do you make cheese?
Me: Well, first you take milk, and then you cook it. And, um, well…(god, I should really know this. How DO you make cheese, again?). You mix it with some stuff, then you kind of squish it down until you get cheese. And then you can eat it just like that, or you can put it in a cave for a little while where it’s nice and cool.
Him: A cave?
Him: With bears?
Me: Well, they try to pick a cave without bears. Otherwise, they’d eat all the cheese.
Him: Oh. Why don’t they put it in the refrigerator, instead?
Me: Hmmm. Good question. I guess cheesemakers are just really, really dumb.
I didn’t really say that, for crying out loud. But, now that I mention it, why are cheesemakers so dumb? Roaming the wilderness in search of caves, bears waiting to ambush them at every turn, when there’s a perfectly good, mold-free fridge right there?