"Do you watch Walking Dead?"


"Ahhh I did but I'm only through Season 3 then fell behind, but I think it's all on Netflix. I just finished Fargo though, did you catch any of that?"


"No! I wanted to but stupid FX took it off OnDemand, but I think it's streamable now? Definitely want to. You... you DO watch Game of Thrones, right? OH GOD PLEASE SAY YES, WE HAVEN'T EVEN GOTTEN OUR APPETIZERS YET..."


2 Desperately Trying to Relate to Each Others Jobs


"So I'm a social marketing strategist for a startup that's trying to aggregate brands in the digital arena under one umbrella. Also apps are involved."


"Ahh, I gotcha, so you're like, in tech... marketing... creative? That's cool. I work for the Department of Educational Servicetude, we track digital trends in the educational landscape in middle-income neighborhoods."


"Sounds... cool! So you use computers too! That's so funny. I totally know what that's like."


"Yeah. And we have meetings sometimes."


"Ugh, meetings! The WORST!"


3 So, How Do YOU Know Mutual Friend


"So, how do you know Sandip?"


"Oh we went to college together actually, had a place together Junior year."


"Oh awesome."


"How bout you?"


"Oh. We used to, uh... we hung out a few times. Stayed in touch."


"Oh. Cool."


[Both quietly take sips of drinks]


4 Grasping For a City You Both Spent Time in and Naming Stuff in it


"I grew up in Eastern PA"


"Oh no way! My brother went to school around Philly, so I've been out there a bunch!"


"We were actually in Bucks County, like 45 minutes outside Philly?"


"Ok, yeah, I think we stopped and got lunch around there once, there was like a diner or something? I think it had a brown roof? 'Stella's?' Is that a place?"


"Umm, yeah, I think, I've heard of that? There's another diner called 'Green Kitchen' I like a lot."


"Never been there. Wow. Those sure are businesses, huh?"


5 This Place is Nice Ive Never Been Here


"This place is nice! I've never been here."


"Yeah, it's cool, they have coffee and pastries and stuff in the morning but also have a really good rotating beer selection."


"Yeah, really cool. Now I'm gonna name a similar place where I like to go sometimes. You should check this place out."


"Oh cool, I should check that place out."