I don't understand why, after all these years, my family cannot take a hint. Every year they ask me what I want for Christmas. I am expected to reply with I want a pink sweater, you can find it in Joe's Department Store, on the fourth floor, in the ladies department, Sku#1234, ask for Joan she knows what I want. If I have to give that much detail I might as well just go buy it myself.
But if, just before Christmas, I were to say, Gee I wish I had a pink sweater to go with this skirt, that would just go right over every one's head.
Needless to say I did not get a pink sweater, or some quilting fabric, or a Joanns gift card, or an Amopay Pedi Perfect, or a new cover for my Mini Ipad.