Ben: "Hello! Is it pissing down raining where you are?"
Me: *is nonplussed*
Me: *looks out of window*
Me: "It was raining hard about two minutes ago, and it looks like it might rain hard again in about two minutes time."
Ben: "Ah. Well, it's awful here. Lots of rain. dreadful."
Me: "So... was there anything?"
Ben: "Umm... Ah! Yes!" *talks about work*