I could sense that the person approaching me from behind was tall. Indeed, at almost 7 foot in stature, he was very tall. We struck up a conversation and the man told me that he was Dutch. Just as I was about to say that I had friends who had lived in the Netherlands, one of whom was JM, JM himself approached us.
I ended my chat with the tall stranger the minute that JM announced that he had come to take me on a surprise trip to Paris.