him: hi there, i'm not a customer or anything but i have a general enquiry...
me: ok, what can i help you with?
him: is it raining there?
[pitter patter of feet as i go to check]
him: does it look like it might soon?
me: yes, the sky is pretty dark.
him: aah, ok. i was going to ride my bike across your way but i may give it a miss now.