"You live in Berlin? I've got a friend there." "What's his name?" "[so and so]. He's a musician." "Hmm... where's he play." "Usually at the [such and such]" "Mmm... I don't think I know him. Does he ever play at [another such and such]?" "Hmm... I'm not sure."They worked on down the line, finally hitting a match:
"Oh, you know [another so and so]? I know him."And then:
"Yeah, I know [another so and so]."
"...He's kind of an asshole."International harmony, it's a beautiful thing.
* Is there a term for such conversations? There should be. Let's make one.