From the looks of it, she is recording your ‘off the record’ comment.
Jimbo needs to start talking to an imaginary girlfriend. That ought to set Rose off pretty quickly.
Be glad Jimbo is not a combat vet. I have different cousins who had fought in WW II, Vietnam, Korea, and the Persian Gulf – (Desert Storm). Their wives all say that their husbands sleep-talking can get very scary.
“According to unnamed sources…”
In a totally different direction, there’s a NSFW blog called “Sleep Talkin’ Man” whose wife (with his cooperation) records his nocturnal conversations. There’s profanity involved, but also much ridiculous hilarity.