By "stranger" I mean someone you met in an airplane or in a café. I travel a lot to LA, St. Louis and Boston because of the nature of my work. Being a sociable person, I usually talk with the people sitting next to me. Nowadays almost all conversations turn to the topic of radical Islam followed by other religion topics. When I tell my collocutors that I was working for the Church of Scientology for 4 months (I spent 4 months in Sea Org), they are mildly surprised that a man in a business attire like me would get involved with a cult. They often ask if I have met Tom Cruise or other celebrities. Couple of times I was asked if I believe in aliens. To that I replied, "This is the cult's confidential data. When I was working for them this data was not available on the Internet, so I had no idea what kind of shit I stepped in." One person asked me if I believe that Quentin Hubbard's death was not a suicide but a foul play. I said, "There is no evidence suggesting that he didn't commit suicide." Interestingly, I have not met a single Scientologist or ex-Scientologist during my trips. These discussions lasted for no more than 10 minutes; Scientology is not a hot topic.