Dave Berry – This Strange Effect

I was at an art exhibition recently and the artist was introducing me to some people. She said – and this is Dave. She must have sensed my hesitation because she followed up with – it is Dave, right? I said – well, actually it’s Barry but if Dave works better for you I’m alright with that. I said – Barry, Dave, what’s in a name. You can even call me Dave Berry if you want (Dutch people sometimes say Berry instead of Barry).

This prompted another lady nearby to say – you’ve got this strange effect on me and I like it. So I said – well, it’s nice that you’re so open and honest about it.

No, no, no – she said. That’s from a Dave Berry song. I knew that but sometimes it’s interesting to let confused conversations run a bit! 😁

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