Bryce: How the fuck are you?! I've been called to the carpet.
Beth: What does that mean?
Bryce: That's the phrase, right? answering to the big boss? I have to write up some reports and email them out.
Beth: I've never heard that phrase. I don't think it means what you think it means
Bryce: "called ON the carpet."
Beth: Nope. Still haven't heard that phrase.
Bryce: That's the right one.
Beth: I think you're making it up
Bryce: Everyone else has shitty linoleum floors in their offices. The big boss has the nice office with carpeting. When you're called on the carpet, you have to stand there and answer his questions. Totally real. Stick in your Google and see what happens! Anyway, you're dodging the original question.
Beth: What was the original question?
Bryce: How the fuck are you?! Remember? I said, "Beth!"
Beth: Oh. Right
Bryce: And you said, "Bryce!" And I said, "How the fuck are you?!"
Beth: Right. It's all coming back to me now.
Bryce: See? Right? So, are you the fuck how or not?
Beth: I Googled getting called on the carpet. Means being scolded. I don't think you were scolded so you can't use it. So therefore, you were wrong
Bryce: Alt definitions
Bryce: Actually, I'm not that certain with it. Idioms are hard to nail down. Shit, now I have to look up "nailed down."