ME: So, where are you from?
HE: Well, I'm from a lot of places.
ME: [Silently, to self: No, that's impossible. You can only be from one location.] Okay, name a few.
HE: San Francisco, Colorado, Florida.
ME: [Silently to self: What, are you in Witness Protection?]
HE: But, I've been in L.A. for so long, it's like I'm from here.
ME: [Silently to self: Which is what every native of L.A. hates to hear and completely disagrees with.] Okay, but where were you born?
HE: Detroit, Michigan.
ME: [Silently to self: See, was that so effing hard to cough out?] I have family from Michigan. They do that weird thing where they grab your had to show you where we are and where we are going.
HE: [Smiles, nods. Probably what every native of Michigan hates to hear but has to acknowledge because they all do it.]
ME: So, where did you go to college?
HE: University of Michigan.
ME: Oh. [So, basically, you've spent most of your life in Michigan yet aren't really "from" there. Interesting take.]
HE: But I thought about going to school in Colorado or Boston.
ME: Because they have such better weather than Michigan?
ME: So, you're in real estate. Kind of a tough time.
HE: Yeah. Did you know the mortgage crisis is really Obama's fault?
HE: No, really, it is.
ME: [Silently to self: REDACTED.] Wow, will you look at the time. Gotta go. Buh-bye.