The way I've always viewed story identification questions is finding the stories that left details in mind and yet the title has slipped and simple google is not helpful. These usually have the "a-ha!" moment, where additional details from an answer make the asker see that it indeed is what he was looking for. However today a question like that arrived:
In it, in quite nice detail, OP asks about a story two other people were talking about. In other words, no matter how good of an answer might come, there is no fair way to accept any answer, seeing as any additional detail can't possibly help in recognition what they were really talking about.
Is this a proper story identification question?