--He knew what that answer would be: a stout “no” probably accompanied by a heavy tome of Algebraic equations.
“Sure thing, Chief.”
I also save typos or poorly constructed sentences which make me laugh. For example,
--He set a waffle on her face (plate).
--When his legs finally obeyed, he hurried to the end of the dock, jumped off, and ran.
(I don’t know about you, but when I read, “jumped off,” I was expecting a splash.)
--(perfectly deadpan serious)
Over dinner, he told the story leaving out as much of the screaming, blood, and resuscitation as possible.
No matter how many characters, scenes, or lines I cut, though, one thing has never changed: they always eat stroganoff their first night in the military. :-)