Asked of me by the guy working the checkout lane I’m in at the local food emporium negotiating the vending of some tasty comestibles.
“By any chance, are you an anthropologist?”
Hmm. I know I’m an academic and all, but this was a little out of left field. Turns out he was trying to remember all the different species of australopithecines for some reason. Good for him, that makes him sharper than most of the folks I run into there. Though for a second I had encountered some distant relative of Dr. Stephen Falken. Sure beats students talking about key parties or necrophilia.