‘What do you use to listen to music?’
‘Uh… I have an MP3 player, but I use my phone more often. Why?’
‘Oh nothing. Just curious.’
Yes, mother. ‘Just curious’. Because I don’t realise my birthday is in a little over a month and you usually ask those questions (‘What’s your favourite colour?’, ‘What’s your favourite movie?’) when you are looking for gift options.