A tale of a child, who has breakfast waiting and his location is unknown.
  1. Me calling into the basement, "Sam breakfast is ready."
  2. No reply.
  3. Me calling upstairs, "Sam breakfast is ready."
  4. No reply.
  5. A bit puzzled, I figured that I would try the upstairs yell again.
  6. "Sam breakfast is ready."
  7. Annoyed response, "I heard you!"
  8. Of course, because the previous silence made that so clear.