1. The man approaches his house. He lets out a strange noise and his little tabby cat comes *running* down the side snicket to meet him. It jumps on the wall, tail in salute, and accepts his kisses.

1b. I come up with a really funny but really specific joke. The set-up isn’t quite right for it but I tell John anyway, it’s too good to let drift away.

2. He tells me he uses the right tool for the job, even if it’s a bit old fashioned or strange. I think he’d make a good teacher. Later, he tells me about all the audiobooks he likes, which makes me like him even more.

2b. I get the last seat on the bus.

3. Spicy fried fish with chickpea rice. Yum.