At the Woolies checkout, three days before Christmas, being served by Holly:
JB, seizing an opportunity: “So how many people have commented on you having such an appropriate name at this time of year?”
Holly, all of about 15: “I’ve lost count,” smiling shyly.
JB, running with it: “About a million then.”
Holly, indignantly: “And my birthday isn’t even in December, it’s in August.”
JB, with a smile: “Have you had a word with your parents about this?”
Holly, resigned: “Every day. *sigh* Do you have a Rewards card?”