The meaning of life

I look up från my eReader. She has an expression on her face that I can’t interpret. I shut down my device and the earphones.
– Did you hear a single word I said?
She looks at me and sighs.
– Of course you didn’t. I could tell you the meaning of life and you would miss it. I might acctually have done just that. In fact, I did. The words can never be repeated to the same person. Now you’ll never know. That’s what you get for not paying attention. Just push the alarm button now please, the time is right.