So Friday night I am sitting in my fav. bar and a couple of middle eastern
types wander in (just like you see on the nightly news, only better dressed). Pretty soon they are joined at their table by others (lots of hand
shaking and hugs like they hadn't seen one another in a while - all men).
Then the cell phones appear and we get a lot of animated conversation
in Arabic (I guess). More of them drift in until they have about 8 guys
in deep discussion, interrupted by frequent phone calls. Eventually I
discovered the object of all this plotting because a very large Chicago
style pizza appeared. Obviously they were deciding on the toppings.
Just to be on the safe side, before I left I asked the bartender to make
a call if she noticed them passing out box cutters.