So, you live on the other side of the river near the bridge? I asked.
I do. In Westville. I’ve been there for many years, he replied.
Ah, then you might know my friends, Patrick and Ellie.
The Archers? He asked.
Yes. They are friends of mine.
I’ve known them for quite a while. We’ve been on several town committees together, he offered.
They are such nice people. That means you must be a nice person, I replied.
I am. Would you like to have dinner this Friday?
Ok. Sounds good. Over here? Near my place?
Sure. Know a good place? He asked.
I do. You can pick me up at my place and go from here.
Pick you up at your place? What if I show up at the door with an axe in my hand?
Oh, no problem, I’ll just shoot you.
You have a gun?
You know, this just isn’t going to work.