[Overheard at a NYC diner]
She: Is there any way you can speed it up a little? I've got an appointment downtown and I can't be late.
He: You ordered a burger, medium well. There's a physics involved. It takes time for the meat to get to the right temperature.
She: Well, in that case, just never mind.
He: Uh. Okay.
She: Can you tell me? Where is the closest subway stop to get downtown?
He: Sure, go down a block, turn right...
He: When you get there, there'll be a guy in the booth...
She: Uh huh.
He: Ask him if he can speed up the train a little.