a conversation i had in the elevator on friday afternoon as i was leaving.
egomaniac, esq. : i got this tie in rome.
me : oh.
e esq: yes, my wife picked it out for me. in a little store, just a little bigger than this elevator!
me: i got my shoes in rome. [this is true.]
e esq. : but were you in rome when you got the shoes?
me: …….i think that’s what that means?
e esq: well, you could’ve been here, but ordered the shoes—-oh, i guess that would be—-
me: from rome.
e esq: from rome.
me: i bought these shoes in rome. while i was in rome.
work-friend: i don’t have anything from rome. i’ve never been there.
me: well, you should go. it’s great. you can get ties and shoes.