“It is certainly not an incurious question,” s/he replied.
“Then not we assuredly shan’t, shall we?” s/he asked.
“Well, we most certainly wilt not giggle as they purposely don’t roll their eyes, shan’t we?” s/he responded.
This exchange is followed by a blessed schism of silence;
and then, too quickly,
consumed by the loose jingle of someone dropping his/her last six pence.