SOMEONE ELSE: I can’t use ‘they’ as a singular pronoun.
ME: Why not?
SOMEONE ELSE: I just can’t. It doesn’t make sense to me.
ME: Could you try?
SOMEONE ELSE: It just doesn’t come naturally to me.
ME: Using your brain? Learning to use old words in a new context, like ‘google, tweet, or combining the words face and book into one, brand new word?
SOMEONE ELSE: That’s not funny.
ME: It’s kind of funny.
Same person, different day:
SOMEONE ELSE: Who are they?
SOMEONE ELSE: [points at a SINGLE PERSON in the corner] Over there.
ME: Sorry, I don’t know who THEY are. On a different note, have you given any thought to using ‘they’ as a singular pronoun?
SOMEONE ELSE: I thought I made that clear. It just doesn’t work for me. Please stop asking.