And you’d say…

I know that this isn’t normal. That in a lot of ways maybe I’m not normal. And that “hanging out” with me would mean that you’re not normal.
But what if we had met at Starbucks? Columbus Coffee?
And I was just some guy that smiled at you and said Hi. And I had the guts to say something like:
“My name’s Paul. Can I buy you a coffee?”
And you’d probably say something like,
Umm, I’ve already got one, thanks though.
because we’d be in a coffee shop and what else would you be doing in a coffee shop.
So I’d have to come up with something else to say to salvage the conversation like
Uhh, yeah, I meant, uh… I mean, can I join you? Something real smooth like that.
And you’d say…