I think the conversation would have gone something like this.
Me: Let's trade books.
Her: Excuse me?
Me: Please trade books with me. Just for the duration of this streetcar ride.
Her: Wait, what?
Me: I finished reading my book. I have nothing to read. You have a book I haven't read. You probably haven't read my book.
Me: So if we trade books, each of us will have something new to read.
Her: That sounds dumb.
Her: Is your book good?
Me: Uhm, well it's an architect talking about how to make buildings.
Her: I don't know...
Me: Except it turns out he's also a contractor.
Her: Mister, I think you should stop bothering me.
Me: But the library was closed.
Her: You think I won't call the cops? Because I will.
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