You proceed to have your SECOND CONVERSATION.
You feel pretty good about your effort. It was a measured balance of barbs and condescension. Your leader will be pleased with the report.
It seems the John human was right. This is not the same Rose human you dealt with before. She has been toying with you all along. Oh, the curiosity. How it persists. The maddening, maddening curiosity.
Your arbitrating gauge decides on a draw. Snark reaped and sown in equal distribution.
This is far from over.