O (gets off the phone): So that was this guy.
Me: “This guy” who?
O: This Nigerian guy.
Me: Should I guess which of the 160 million?
O: This guy, this guy! The one who watches my equipment in Nigeria. Very, extremely honest guy! For a Nigerian. So, you know this guy said my equipment’s been moving.
Me: The guy who watches it said that?
O: No! My neighbor! I talked to him the other day. He said, ‘O yeah, I’ve been noticing that the small machine is moving about!’ So I wanted to talk to this guy and just see if he mentioned it.
Me: So did this guy who works for you mention it?
O: O, yeah! He said this guy had been trying to rent the stuff for peanuts, but I know the guy has money. See, this guy built a big, extremely huge hotel; big! But he’ll come crying, ‘O, I don’t have money-o! Dash me-o!’
Me: Which guy?
O: Lis-ten, now! I’m telling you. This hotel guy. Very extremely rich guy. I know the guy. He said he took the machine for 2 days, and he only paid this guy for one. But my guy checked the logs, and the machine was out for 6 days! Shah, Nigerians!
Me: So, if you know the guy, can you pressurize him to pay?
O: Which guy?
O: O. I guess my stories have a lot of “this guy”s.