Conversation with Victor:
me: This fortune cookie is confusing me. How would I peel my ears? I’ve heard of keeping your eyeballs peeled but who peels ears? And now that I think about it, why are we even peeling eyeballs? That sounds super painful.
Victor: It’s a figure of speech.
me: It’s not a good one. If you peel off my eye skin I would not be able to see better. That’s not how eyes work.
Victor: It just means to keep your eyes open. You “peel your eyes” by “opening your eyelids”.
me: Oh. So when you wink at someone you’re actually “unpeeling an eye seductively”?
Victor: I guess?
me: But still, you can’t “peel” an ear. You cock an ear. Explain that one.
Victor: Just stop talking.
me: That’s what I thought.