"I've gotta get outta here, Mac. There's a problem I gotta get the bottom of, see."
Temporarily pushing aside the fact that he was conversing with a plant, Daniel asked, "What kind of plant are you, anyway?"
Daniel was too young to realize he'd just been the butt of a joke, but nonetheless he scowled at the suddenly migratory plant, "I don't understand. What problem do you have to solve?"
The plant nodded at Daniel and said, "What problem indeed?"