I’m sure he was. I asked him how the US team was doing, and he definitely knew more than I did. It was more that he clearly thought I should share his interest.
It was as much a social problem than anything else. I didn’t want to be indignant, or pompous. I wanted to have a conversation. It’s just that eventually it had to be made clear he thought he was conversing with someone with whom he wasn’t conversing. Like, when dude talked to other patrons, he talked about the baseball and basketball games. How do I tell him that, no, actually, I’m more interested in baseball and basketball than soccer?

I’m sure he was. I asked him how the US team was doing, and he definitely knew more than I did. It was more that he clearly thought I should share his interest.

It was as much a social problem than anything else. I didn’t want to be indignant, or pompous. I wanted to have a conversation. It’s just that eventually it had to be made clear he thought he was conversing with someone with whom he wasn’t conversing. Like, when dude talked to other patrons, he talked about the baseball and basketball games. How do I tell him that, no, actually, I’m more interested in baseball and basketball than soccer?