Just because Carl is an old crock, doesn’t mean everyone else is too.
Maybe the cardboard insert sale at Carl’s Cardboard and Camping Supplies? Or the shoes at The Shoe and Pony Shop? They both have similar tastes with those.
Egyptian pottery as a topic of conversation? Hmm, Pharaoh enough.
Motorcycles? Medical devices? Vacations? There must be something they can talk about.
Try something a shade less esoteric, Carl. Sports is usually good, or maybe current events (non-political).
Possible Jeopardy response: “What do you make with Egyptian clay?”
Try me on fishing. I’ll bore you to death and show you my long armed pictures .
I amphorae Greek potter’s product; not as interested in Egyptian.
They are both “potted”.
Ancient Sumerian stele. Gets things rolling every time. (no it doesn’t)
Just hate when that happens and all the other chairs in the waiting room are occupied.
“Tut, Tut, go play with your Baal…” ⚱
Carl is a cast-about!
There is only one good reply, “Non sequiturs!”