I don’t hear from The Former Australian for a day or two, and I realize that he must have thought I was blowing him off when I got up to leave, so I send a quick email letting him know I signed up for a mailing list he suggested, and enjoyed meeting him, and hope we meet again.
He replies quickly: Great! Would you like to have dinner next time?
Dinner sounds good, I reply.
Great! You pick the place.