pBOOTH, do what you'd do if you hadn't made conversation with him. Look at it this way: If a newsstand vendor had asked you the same thing, you wouldn't feel compelled to buy a paper every time you saw him, would you?
5 this morning, second run in the Kinvara 6 I got last week. Feels similar to the 5, but not quite the same. The difference is likely mostly that they're not worn down at all, so my mechanics are slightly different.