That awkward moment the cashier at Trader Joe’s asks you a sort of unexpected question, but being super cool, you run with it and answer anyway…
Only to discover that you misheard the question, so your answer doesn’t exactly apply… Thus taking the conversation in an unexpected direction…
But being the super cool person that they are, they go ahead and run with your answer.
And it’s at this point you realize you misheard them, but now you’re so far removed from the actual question, it’s like you’ve been transported to a weird parallel universe where you’re now having an odd conversation with a complete stranger because you slipped through a conversational wormhole and they decided to join you for the ride.
Now if I could only massage this technique into some kind of ninja stealth pick up line attack… I feel I’d really be onto something.
“Did you find everything you were looking for?”
“No, it’s in my car.”
“Oh, well I guess that’s a good place to put it.”
“So it’s a date then! Great! I’ll pick you up at 8!”
Oh yes. This has awesome potential. ;)