Senora! HOLA!!! I saw... your HUSBAND!!!
He just went into... THE ELEVATOR!!!
Sometimes, he's so enthusiastic that he answers his own questions before you have a chance to answer yourself.
Que tal? Bien? Bien, Bien!!!
And you can forget about whatever pressing engagement you have if you're unlucky enough to be caught by Sever. No amount of non-verbal communication, such as looking at your watch, positioning your feet and body towards the elevator, tapping your foot and looking bored -- nope, none of that, will dim Sever's smile and enthusiasm. Verbally communicating your time restraints won't do much either. He will acknowledge that you have something going on -- oh, SI, SI, SI!!!!! -- but he will still position himself between you and the elevator and will happily regale you with stories of the time he lived in America.
Lately, I've been walking into my building with my dead cellphone to my ear. I put a finger to my lips in the briefest of shushes, and wave lightly while pointing to the phone indicating that someone important is on the line. I try to convey that I am in the midst of a huge business deal and that grave issues are at stake. He nods knowingly and brushes his fingers across his own lips, suggesting compliance. Then, right as I'm about to make it to the elevator, he can't help himself:
Senora! I saw your CHILDREN!!!!