He's in the living room talking to his football-fan chums on the Internet and I'm in the kitchen washing up. I study the item currently being washed and then call out to him.
Me: "My favourite mug is going to lose its handle soon."
Him: "What are you going to do, bury it?"
The suspicion is that this is an expression of contempt on his part, but I can't be sure. What do the panel think?