Primo: I was talking to Ted.
Primo: Because I'm going to DC tomorrow for that wedding and wanted to see if he was going to be around.
Primo: No. He's on vacation.
Me: You didn't really want to see him.
Primo: Why do you say that?
Me: Because if you had really wanted to see him, you could have called him as soon as you had your tickets for the wedding to arrange a visit.
Primo: He still would have been on vacation.
Me: But you didn't know that. Calling someone at the last minute is what you do when you don't really care if you see them but are worried they'll find out you were in town.
Me: I know I would never call him. I don't care if I ever see that jerk again.
Primo: He might be useful. He says he'll use his political connections to help me.
Me: That's fine. You might as well get something out of him. But I'll believe it when I see it.