Toren sighed, he felt like an idiot because none of his jokes got across to her, and he really didn't know if he was the idiot or if she was the idiot, and it made him feel terrible about it. He wanted to cry about it a little, though not seriously of course, that would be quite ridiculous in most cases. He cleared his throat and moved on with the next topic.
"Stoic, pure-blood huh? Sounds like my kind of guy!" Toren laughed, once more, trying to make a joke, feeling that he would fail at getting it across properly, so he just joked for himself. "And I'm sure he isn't that bad..?" Toren tried to look for the positive in all of the Ministry workers, and just anyone period. He thought that everyone had a little bit of good in them, no matter what, and so he tried not to judge too harshly. Especially when it came to the stoic pure-blood type. They always seemed bad, but at the core weren't too terrible.