Once I was mouthing off at the dinner table of my in-laws. I apparently said something that would put me in the dog house. The in-laws looked at me and said, "Ooohh. You're in trouble now."
"I'm not in trouble," I replied.
They rolled their eyes a bit.
I said, "Being in trouble implies that someone has authority over me. Do you see anyone at this table like that?"
The shock was exquisite. Living dangerously is really fun.