Awkward Moment in a Coffeeshop
Woman greets man, midchew.
Since saying “hi” back would mean revealing the masticated, mangled lettuce inside his mouth, he chews faster and nods in agreement. Women waits for her “hi”. She was smiling.
To give him more time, the woman asks “So you are enjoying your lunch, huh?” Man nods vigorously. He has now swallowed his lettuce to the relief of everyone involved.
“Hi, I am fine. Thank you.” The woman walks away only after he has told her the state of affairs.
Nothing less will do.