Actual conversation that caused the person in front of us to scoff, shake her head, and leave a slow-moving Starbucks line:
Me: I really like that tiny tree print mug, but I’d like it a lot more if it didn’t have the Starbucks logo on it. Filthy mermaid temptress.
Me: You know it used to have a navel? It’s not just that its breasts are gone, but the navel is gone, too. Why would a mermaid have a navel, anyway? Do mermaids have umbilical cords?
Lennox: Right, do they spawn like fish? Or give birth like a mammal?
Me: Exactly. Then again, if Medusa can give birth to a Pegasus, I guess it’s fine.
Lennox: Did Leda get pregnant?
Me: What, from the swan rape?
Me: I don’t know. I don’t remember.
Lennox: Zeus got around. In a lot of weird ways.
Me: Yeah, he did.
Lennox: And Athena was birthed from what, her father’s eye socket?
Me: Something like that. I could have been born from my father’s head. That would make sense, actually... [Woman leaves.]
Lennox: We should talk about this stuff constantly if that's all it takes to shorten a line.