"A Cold Greeting" is a story told by Benson Foley of San Francisco. Benson Foley introduces his two friends, Conway and Barting, who came to the agreement that whoever makes it to the afterlife first, should try to communicate with the other. Some time later though, Foley runs into Conway, who only nods and keeps walking. Conway is about to do the same the next time they meet, but Foley demands explanation. Conway says that since this is how Barting treated him a few days prior, he had assumed he had upset his friends. Nevertheless Foley assures Conway that this is not the matter... So what is the matter? Read the story to find out.