Hitch: "Because whose gonna believe that there's a man out there that can sit down beside a woman he deosn't know and genuinely be interested in who she is, what she does, without his own agenda?"
Sara: "Yeah, I wouldn't even know what that would look like. So what would a guy lik that say?"
Hitch: "Well, he'd say, 'My name is Alex Hitchens and I'm a consultant.' But she wouldn't be interested in that 'cause she'd probably be counting the seconds until he left."
Sara: "Thinking he was like every other guy."
Sara: "Which, life experience has taught her, is a virtual certainty. But then he'd ask her name and what she did for a living and she might blow him off. Or she might say..."
Hitch: "I'm Sara Melas. I run the gossip column at the Standard. And then he'd ask all these penetrating questiens about it because he was sincerely if atypically, interested."
Sara: "He'd be interested. But he'h se that there was no way he could possibly make her realize that he was for real."
Sara: "Well, he could be funny and charming and refreshingly original."
Hitch: "Wouldn't help."
Sara: "Don't you hate it when that happens?"
Hitch: "Not really."
Sara: "They'd both probably go on to lead the lives they were headed toward. My guess is they'd do just fine. It's a pleasure to have met you, Sara Melas."