The alchemist looked left and right nervously, "Really? That stuff all sounds pretty good, but I've just been working on changing one metal into another with magical chemicals. Have I been doing it wrong?"
I gave a sympathetic sigh. His shoulders slumped a little.
"Well, I guess I'll just ditch all this literal gold I made from lead, then, and try that self-transformation thing. I should have known it wouldn't be so easy."
I was going to ask about the gold thing, but I didn't want to look dumb after such a clever speech.