The AT&T tech support guy makes small talk while he helps me troubleshoot an Internet connection issue.
Tech Support: So… how are things?
Me: Things are good. How are things with you?
Tech Support: Things are good, thank you for asking. (Pause). Michael, do you have Facebook?
Me: Um. Yeah.
Tech Support: How many friends do you have?
Me: Uh… somewhere between 400 and 500.
Tech Support: Wow! Do you know that many people?
Me: Yes. Pretty much all of my Facebook friends are people I’ve met in real life.
Tech Support: I don’t know that many people.
Me: I’m… sorry?
Tech Support: How often do you use Facebook?
Me: Pretty much everyday. I check everyday; I post a few times a week.
Tech Support: Maybe I should go on there more to get more friends.
Tech Support: Are you updating your status right now?
Tech Support: Why not?
Me: Because you told me to disconnect the modem.
Tech Support: Oh. (Pause). Ok, that’s enough time. Please connect the modem again.