THE SCENE: After-work happy hour at a midtown bar. ME, LAWYER 1, LAWYER 2, and LAWYER 3 stand around holding beers and chatting. The topic: good places near the office to take clients out for a drink.
LAWYER 1: I had a bad experience taking a client to Bar X. It was too loud, horrible drinks, bad food.
LAWYER 2: One time I took a client to Bar Y, and it was awful. Never again.
ME: Well, one time I took a client to the American Girl Cafe, and let me tell you, that did not go well...
[LAWYER 1 and LAWYER 2 look at ME expectantly. LAWYER 3 laughs a little bit]
LAWYER 1: Well, what happened?
LAWYER 2: What was wrong with it?
ME: Oh, uh ... nothing. It was a joke. I never took a client to the American Girl Cafe -- I don't even have any clients.
LAWYER 2: Oh.
ME: See, the American Girl Cafe is this place where little girls go to drink tea and buy these really expensive dolls.
LAWYER 1: Huh, that went totally over my head.
LAWYER 2: I thought you said American Grill Cafe.
LAWYER 1: I heard you say that too. I asked myself, where is that?
LAWYER 2: What's the American Grill Cafe?
ME: I said American Girl Cafe.