Back in California I used to hang around with some guy and it was one of those we could finish each other's sentences type of deals. One thing we liked to do, particularly on the occasional trip to San Francisco [where they had lots of high rise buildings] was to get in the elevator with some unsuspecting individual and start having an outlandish conversation. Some favorites were:
"How'd you get the body out of there before the cops showed up?"
"We just tossed her out the window and she landed in the dumpster. After dark we just dug her out of there and tossed her in the bay."
"Aren't you afraid she'll float back up?"
"Nah. Thing you gotta watch for with bodies is cut open the abdomen and put a couple rocks in there. Then they never come up."
"Did you find anyone to kill your boss yet?"
"Damn, you wouldn't believe what assassins want these days. But I need to get him killed. I can't take much more of this."
"What about Larry?"
"I don't trust drug addicts. They're just not reliable."
"I know what you mean."
"Aren't you afraid they'll find out?"
"Been taking a G a month for five years and they ain't caught on yet?"
"Someday they will. Bound to. It adds up to a shitload of money."
"Haven't yet. I'll just go to Brazil and disappear if they get on to me."
And so on. Of course the real fun was watching the people in the elevator as they tried to act like they weren't paying any attention. Little old ladies were the best.
And what brought this up? Well, I was just reminiscing. I guess one could just use a cellphone and do the same thing, but I think two actual people talking about stuff is more convincing.