Guy At Bus Stop: "Are you the guy who does poetry at The Lizard Lounge?"
Me: "Not in a really long time, but, yes, I have been the guy who does poetry at The Lizard Lounge."
Random small talk.
GABS: "I'm a writer, too."
This never goes anywhere pleasant.
Me: "Oh, what d--" NEVER ASK THIS QUESTION "--o you write?"
GABS: "Do you know what slash is?"
I do. But it's more fun to ask, "The guitarist from Guns'N'Roses?"
GABS: "No, it's--"
Me: "I was kidding. Yes. I know what slash is."
GABS: "I write Dora The Explorer slash. I have a website."