My husband told me he had to go TDY (out of town on Army business) for 45 days. I took it like a cheerful, yet resigned, Army wife.
Later, he realized the miscommunication and told me it was only 4 to 5 days, not forty-five days.
Imagine my elation.
Keep in mind, if I had heard 4 to 5 days originally, I would have been just as cheerful, yet resigned. Now I am simply cheerful.