TWO DUDES IN THE HOTEL HALLWAY

An actual conversation between two youngish "businessmen" in suits, waiting for the hotel elevator. Overheard on the way from my room to the lobby.
  1. Dude 1: "I love this jacket." (He caresses the bright royal blue puffy down jacket, worn over his business suit.)
  2. Dude 2 (Playing along but clearly not enamored of the puffy jacket): Nice. But your suit coat sticks out at the bottom."
  3. Dude 1 (Either not hearing or not caring.) "Isn't it awesome?! It's great for travel because it's so light. My wife says I shouldn't wear it to work, but I don't care. I love it."
  4. Dude 2: "Yeah, it looks really warm. Nice color."
  5. Dude 1: (Bends down to tie his shoe after he enters the elevator, the sarcasm sailing over his head.) "Out of every jacket I've ever owned, I think this one's my favorite. Hands down." (Thoughtful pause.) "Without question."
  6. Dude 2: (Just nods.)
  7. Dude 1: "Before our meeting yesterday, I noticed that VP guy from Manufacturing was staring at it when I took it off. I was thinking to myself, 'Dude, you wish you had a jacket like this.' What a tool that guy is."
  8. Dude 2: "A tool, for sure."