GUY WORKING IN PIZZA PLACE: I’m diplomatic. I’m Israeli.
GIRL CUSTOMER [frowning]: Uh, I don’t think you guys are very diplomatic.
GUY WORKING IN PIZZA PLACE: What do you mean? Do you know how much we put up with?
GIRL CUSTOMER: OK, I’m sorry. [to her friend] I get into the weirdest arguments.
ME [exiting with my pizza slice, to Guy]: You tell ’em.
GUY WORKING IN PIZZA PLACE: Ha! Republican?
ME: Yeah, actually.
(The panel discussion I'll be a part of at Georgetown in DC on Wed., Oct. 6 at 7:30pm will no doubt be more complex, so mark your calendars, but more about that tomorrow.)