So I say to him, Buddy, it can't possibly be that painful!
Well, then he DID pick up his foot and put it right down...on mine!
And if I read his expression accurately, I'm sure his reply was, "Here, let me demonstrate on your foot so you can understand better the amount of discomfort I've been tolerating so gentlemanly for the past many months."
I got the idea. His feet hurt like a...(deleted text).