Mom: "Kukka...what are you doing?"
I immediately freeze like a statue, pretending I don't hear her. After what seemed like an hour (but was more like 7-10 seconds), I began shoving the plastic register hood again.
Mom: "Kukka-Maria! Stop messing with the vent cover!"
I freeze again and continue pretending I've suddenly gone deaf and can not hear her yelling to me.
Mom: "Kukka! I know you can hear me because your ear is completely turned in my direction! Now stop that!!"
Who knew my own ear would rat me out?