(This conversation was in French, but I can't be bothered to write it out in that language.)
She says "I'm sorry if I'm bothering you."
I say "No problem."
She says "Are you an American actor?"
I respond, "Quoi?"
She then points to her even cuter friend and says "My friend is sure she's seen you in several films but can't figure out which ones."
I then say honestly that her friend is mistaken and that I'm a writer.
She goes back to her friend and at that point my friends who had watched this exchange started totally making fun of me and pointing out that I'd just missed an easy opportunity to get laid.
Fuck, my general impulse to respond honestly cock blocked me.
P.S. A female friend of mine after hearing this story commented: " men are desperate. you really are. we have to put up a sign with flashing lights saying "I think you are hot and I would like you to fuck me", and even then you think it says "I like you and would like you to be my friend"