When I talk to strangers, particularly women, my innocent conversations tend to up up with them laughing nervously and moving away. Yesterday, this young woman was dragging her stubborn, snorting bulldog into the elevator:
HER (to dog): C’mon, Turkey. Let’s go into the elevator, Turkey.
ME: Oh. Is Turkey his Christian name?
HER (laughs nervously, moves to far corner of elevator): Huh?
As Confucius teaches us, ‘silence is a friend who never betrays.’