"They're on the shoe rack," I told him.
He stared at me in mock bewilderment. "Someone stole my shoes! I left them right here." He pivoted ninety degrees and gestured to the bare floor beside the archway.
"Yes. I notice that you never put them there when we had the shoe rack there."
"Where could they be? I can't go any where without my shoes!"
I sat down in the living room to put my boots on. "And apparently can't hear anything, either."
Fortunately, he managed to find them eventually.