Ray was... Well, Ray was the Ray that Ray always was. Except that he wasn't really the Ray that he knew Ray was, because Ray was being Ray. And he didn't even really know Ray anyway. So Ray wasn't really Ray, even though he was Ray.
So he would have to get to know Ray, not Ray being Ray, to really know Ray. Right then.
"Hey, Ray. . . Would you like to go and get something to eat with me?"