(scene opens in moderately clean kitchen)
Me: (enters, sees two boys wrestling at the counter) What are you doing?
(they part to reveal a Chef Boyardee can, mangled by can opener)
Me: (stares at them, stares at can)
Them: (stare back)
Me: (cautiously approaches the can, lays a finger on the pull tab) Do you not know what this is?
Me: (stares out the window, deep breath, pops tab, pulls back lid)
Me: (infinite gentleness) Alpha, did you not open yours this way?
Alpha: …No. (leaves room)
Beta: I apologize for my being an imbecile.
Me: (sadly) I love you.