Back when I had my office job, we used to have these little hour-long socials at the end of every Thursday. During one of them I was talking to a couple of my geekier coworkers about the casting news coming out of the film they were making at the time of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I mentioned that they got Alan Rickman to do the voice of Marvin, which I thought was brilliant. A coworker standing all the way across the room, talking to someone else, shouted over at me, interrupting my conversation and calling all of the attention in the room to our exchange. Here’s what everyone heard us say to eachother.
Him: Who’d they get?
Me: Alan Rickman.
Him: Who’s he playing?
Him: What’s this in?
Me: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Him: What’s that?
Me: Man, why do I even talk to you?!