I heard the dog's nails clacking on the floor. I looked up, and she was walking out of her crate, which is at the far side of the living room from the couch where I'm sitting. Apparently she's decided to relocate from her bed in that crate to some other room of the apartment.
I take this opportunity while she's not doing what she spends approximately 79% of her time doing, sleeping, to try to get her attention, so she'll come sit up on the couch by me.
She stops her progress out of the living room and turns to look at me. I offer her incentives multiple times; the pats she will receive upon abandoning her plan to exit the room and come over to sit by me instead. She stares, remaining motionless.
I point out to her that this is illogical; if she requires additional incentives to not leave the room, standing completely still and staring at me is not an effective communication method. In fact, she might as well just walk away. At this point I have nothing left to offer her, and she's not helping matters by...
At this point, she turns and walks away. I inform her that she could have at least let me finish my sentence first. I call after the retreating clacks on the floor that it is very rude to not let me finish my thought.
But at least she made a decision, I suppose. I said this to silence. The clacks had stopped, because by this point she'd reached the carpeted floors of the bedroom.