The conversation Friday morning went like this:

She: How is work going?
Me: Pretty good. I’m having to come up to speed on something new again and that is stressful but I’m doing okay.
She: Are silencers legal?
Me: Suppressors are legal to own in Washington State but they are not legal to use in the state. What made you ask that?
She: They sure were random, jumping from topic to topic, last night.
Me [with mouth ajar for a few seconds before answering]: I don’t know anyone else like that.