I give them the conversational responses they would give me… It totally stumps them! And, obviously, it sharpens my old man conversational hebrew.
Old man on bus: “Boy, was it hot today.”
Old man on bus: “And it’s going to be hot tomorrow.”
Old man on bus: “And there’s going to be a heat wave on Saturday.”
Me: “Here comes summer, eh?”
Old man on bus: (Looks at me ponderingly and nods) “Yes… I’m just more of a winter person than a summer person.”
Me: “What can you do, though, right?”
Old man on bus: “Right.”