M: Or I don't know, a shop with nice shoes. McDonald's. Yeah. So McDonald's is the middleman. McDonald's, please sponsor our podcast. So any McDonald's people listening? So we can say that I prefer meeting my friends in familiar spaces. So space, in a familiar space. A familiar space is your house or your friend's place, your friend's house.
R: Well, it's a place that everybody involved in the meeting knows well. So it's familiar.
M: And then Rory cracked a joke. He said, like, you wouldn't meet anyone on a volcano, or you said in a volcano, inside a volcano. Volcano, yeah? Vesuvius.
R: Well, it's a bit of a silly question. It's like are there unsuitable places to meet people? Yes. In space, in the middle of a war, in a volcano, like there's lots of like inconvenient places.
M: Yeah. So obviously, right? And you can crack a joke here. So you wouldn't meet anyone on a volcano or in a volcano. Or you wouldn't meet anybody in a cave. But then again, why not? You know, if it's a romantic date, maybe I go like, Rory, let's meet on a tree house. You know, The Tree House?
R: Well, a tree house is different. I thought you're about to say in a cave. And I was like, that sounds like the plot to some sort of horror movie.
M: Again, then Rory goes like, on a more serious note. So you see, he cracks a joke. Ha-ha, ha-ha. And then he goes, on a more serious note, it depends on the purpose of a meeting. Right. So the nature of the company. It depends on the purpose of the meeting, and also the nature of the company. Here the company is not McDonald's, but it's people who you meet. I remember an interesting story. Somebody told me that a girl was supposed to meet a boy. And this boy said like, oh, let's meet in a swimming pool. And they've never seen each other, you know, like they were strangers. And they kind of met online or somewhere and he goes like, oh, let's meet in a swimming pool. Let's go to the swimming pool. Do you think it's an appropriate place to meet somebody for the first time? To just go to the swimming pool?
R: I think that is wildly inappropriate.
M: You know, people meet in swimming pools. Oh boy. Oh, yeah.
R: Like yeah, let's do that sometime around never.
M: Swimming pool... But again, that could be fine. You know, could be fine to meet at the beach for the first time. Why not?