My great-grandmother, Caroline Jourdaine Denslow Bowman, was somewhat of a self-proclaimed martyr. When she was in a funk, she would announce that she intended to walk out into Lake Winnebago until she drowned. One evening, she had made this pronouncement again in front of my grandfather, Tony Doxtator. He stood up, and put his coat on, and announced, “Come on, Carrie”.
She was confused, and asked, “where are we going?”
“I’m taking you out in the boat to give you a head start,” was Tony’s reply. Reportedly, this offer of “help” cured her of making that statement in his presence!