You See What I'm Up Against
Mermaid Girl: I had to go dumpster-diving. I just had to!...I had to go dumpster diving!
elswhere [thinking that, as so often happens, she is overhearing part of a game]: Are you talking to me?
MG: Yes! I had to go dumpster-diving!
elswhere: Um, why?
MG: Because somebody put beads in my garbage, that's why!
elswhere: Oh. Well, yeah, while I was packing up your room I found a few beads on your floor, and in the corners of your shelves, and things, and I knew you already had boxes and boxes of beads, so I figured...
MG: You can use beads if they're on the floor. You can't use beads if they're IN THE GARBAGE.