Random Conversations #5

By Wayne Elise

In the hotel lobby, waiting for the Conversation Camp to begin here in Chicago, I make eye contact with a group of black people wearing gold-studded baseball caps.

Me: “Are you the group presenting at the Bit Coin convention?”

“No. We’re international best selling artists.”

 “That explains the bling.”

 “Yep. This is my Nigerian super model girlfriend. Ain’t she skinny?”

“Like a pole. Can I buy you all a coffee?”

“No thanks. You all right though. Have some tickets to our show?” 

“Will there be other skinny Nigerian models there?” 

“Anything’s possible.” 

“Hmmm… I like those odds.”  

Morale of the story: Never underestimate a dumb question.