OK here's a conversation my husband and I had last night. Introductory info - he bought a new welder recently.
Husband sits down. "My new welder isn't working right." (Implied but not stated question is 'what's wrong with my welder?')
I ask, "what isn't it doing?"
He says something like "It doesn't make enough of an arc." Or something. I know nothing about welders. Something about an arc.
I ask, "What would cause it to not do that? Not enough power? Didn't you say something about this welder being 'dual-power' or something?"
*silence* He goes into the garage. I hear welding sounds.
He comes in looking content and sits down. "It doesn't work as well on 110. It works better on 220."
OK so he doesn't ask a single actual question - although he has implied questions. And I sit and ask question after question. How does this fit with him being taciturn and me being a narrator? I just don't get it. I think I do fit "narrator" generally but not so much with him.
Also, why does he ask for my help about stuff like welders and carburators? He has an NeTi friend who actually knows how to weld.