I couldn't help it. I giggled. Blame surreallis and her great Sam fic The Blue Jell-O Metaphor.
"Hello. I couldn't help but notice that your date left you sitting here all alone. I was wondering if..."
"Negative-energy string loops." Sam said.
The man blinked at her. "I'm... sorry..." He began backing away.
"Eigenvector!" She called after him. He turned and went into full retreat.
Sam stared down at the chocolate dessert.
"Quark." She muttered sullenly and jabbed her finger into the rich chocolate frosting.
(I love Sam. Soldier Sam, Scientist Sam, it's all good to me.)