Sue, a woman, meets Paul, a man. “Hello,” says the woman to the man.
“Hello,” responds the man.
Then, after about 46 seconds of standing and staring at one another, the man turns his back on the woman.
“What was that for?” she asks.
But the man, having his back turned to the woman, does not hear what she says.
After about 23 seconds of this, the woman extends her hand and taps the man on the shoulder. He turns around. “Paul?” she asks.
“My name is Sue.”
“Yes. I figured.”
Sue nods. 46 seconds pass. Sue turns her back on Paul.
“It seems only fair,” he says. Paul waits approximately 23 seconds, then extends his hand and taps her on the shoulder. She turns around. “Sue,” he says.
“This is becoming rather tiresome, wouldn’t you agree?”
“I could stand another 46 seconds of it or so.”
Paul nods in agreement. The two stand staring at each other for roughly 46 seconds, and then both turn their backs on the other and walk away.