the p-man and i dashed out for some indian food on the way over to his mom's place to pick up his halloween costume (obi wan kenobi). we were sat next to a man and a woman having dinner. they were co-workers or something similar. certainly not a couple; she was there for the food and industry talk but he was obviously there for a bit more than that.
so when she leans over and starts talking to the p-man and commenting how she's surprised to see a young person who has such adventurous tastebuds (though we've always eaten a variety of food, so i'm not sure p. sees it quite that way ;). she asked if we had tried one of the meat dishes there and when i said we hadn't as we don't eat meat that sparked a whole conversation about that.
her dinner partner did not look impressed.
i politely steered the conversation back to our own table, not wanting to block another guy's mojo-in-action (though i don't think the force was strong with him to begin with). this didn't stop p. and the woman from chatting every 10 minutes or so about something else.
i wonder if it occurred to him at any point: you know you don't have a chance when the six year old at the next table is having better conversation with your date than you are. =P