I said to my brother, "It's about time we polished the silver."
This is his way of being "knocked over by the hint"! He mopped his brow and said, "Yes, Victoria, there's a lot of tarnish." The "Victoria" reference is aimed at my use of the "royal WE"!
Yes, I admit that he is the one who polishes the silver and I do not.
As I dislike "hinting" and have written about it previously, I am embarrassed that I was caught hinting, rather than being straightforward and just asking!
Later he felt his skull and said, "We should conduct a CONCUSSION PROTOCOL." I did not know that reference. He replied that in pro football when there is a suspected concussion, a protocol is followed to determine the severity of the injury.
My hint obviously warrants a concussion protocol!