He came back, or rather, different one. Talked and acted the same, though. It’s a spiel. Anyway, I mentioned that I had been reading about these things on the Internet, as a segue into “if you need help, I will help you get it,” but he cut me off with a rehearsed speech about how those things on the internet aren’t the ones that he works for, and so on.
Kind of threw me off my lunch, to be honest.
And, of course, I did nothing at all. Just stood there and let him give his spiel. I feel pretty down on myself for that. He might have been there against his will, and I didn’t do anything at all to help.