Oh, dear! That reminds me of a true story.
I was visiting with Bob (dyslexia), Diane, Osso, and Luella (bumblebeeboogy, and their neighbor named Ann. At one point, I raised the palm of one hand and said "Ann, the menfolk are talking". She stopped talking instantly. So did everyone else.
Hey, it might not work twice, but it sure worked once.
That reminds me of another story where I disagreed with something a man said. He looked at my husband and asked “are you going to let her speak to me like that?”
I said “he gets into bed with me every night, not you. “
Wally wholeheartedly agreed with me.