Laugh: You're short. You can't reach the top shelf for the frying pan you absolutely need. You call your boyfriend. He does a laugh that exudes so much love that you contemplate keeping all of your utensils in that single top shelf :)
Excuses: You're short. You don't need that saucepan in that top shelf. But you will pretend that you do just so he would come to help you, away from everyone else.