Might I make an observation? Compliment or criticism? A neu...
Alfredo: Might I make an observation?
Olive: Compliment or criticism?
Alfredo: A neutral thought I would say. It's not a compliment nor critical.
Olive: Neutral thought, gives me pause!
Alfredo: Neutrafully this portion of the conversation but I do have complimentary observation as part of a followup discussion, which I intend to headline with an offer to repair your espresso machine.
Olive: What's your neutral thought?
Alfredo: You seem decidedly unhappy.
Olive: I haven't decided that!