Woman: Great! I'll take some.
Me: I'd like some too.
Woman: Would you consider splitting a dozen? I live alone and half a dozen is just right for me.
Me: How do you use them? For baking? Or just as you would use any egg?
Woman: I like to fry them. Like in the Velazquez painting, the one at the Prado.
Me: So you fry them in olive oil?
Me: That painting was here briefly, at the Frick, last year.
Woman: I didn't know that!
Me: Yes, it's gorgeous.
Woman: I agree. Enjoy your eggs!
(Me, to myself: I miss Paul Violi)