You know how sometimes when you say something you don't really pay attention to what you're saying, so that you have no idea what it is that is coming out of your mouth, even as you are saying the aforementioned thing? This happened to me a few days ago. I was talking to a rabbi. Here is a transcript of the discussion as best as I can remember it:
Rabbi: Are you coming to the Yeshiva dinner on Tuesday?
Me: I hope so.
Rabbi: I hope I can a chance to speak to you.
(I wonder why he isn't yelling at me for not going to the dinner.)
(I realize that he isn't yelling at me for not going to the dinner because I told him that I was going to the dinner.)