We stopped off at Firehook near the Capitol, where intense young people worked on their computer trying to catch up on their policy work. On the street and in the coffee shop, we met three of his acquaintances.
This is the conversation that ensued, as soon as they were out of out of earshot:
007: Wow, your friends are ridiculously good looking
007: Next time, how do I stand next to you, but make it clear we're not dating. I mean, they probably totally discounted me, because they thought we were together!
Friend: No, you can't make it obvious!
Friend: Because I like having a fake girlfriend!