an encounter

Cooks on a break, sitting outside their café 

Cook (in what might be an Italian accent): Excuse me, sir — are you English? 

Me: I’m afraid not, I’m American. 

Cook: Even better! Sir, do you know the name of the city where President Kennedy was shot? 

Me: Dallas. Dallas, Texas. 

Cook: Yes! Thank you so much! 

Second cook: Of course. Dallas.