It's true. After 7 years, Dean and I have realized that it's all about give and take. You can do X if I can do Y. For instance, at the Cleveland Indians practice...
me, pointing to a group of players running across the field: "I didn't know Cleveland picked up Luis Rivas."
dean: "Sweetie, do I have your permission to punch Rivas in the face?"
me: "Only if I can sleep with Grady Sizemore."
He makes a motion like he's walking towards Luis Rivas.
me: "No! You have to get a commitment from Grady first."
dean: "What am I supposed to do? Walk up to the both of them and say, 'Hey Grady, will you sleep with my wife?' and then when he says 'yes' up and cold cock Luis?"
me: "Exactly. Good luck."