Friday, 31 August 2007

I can't make small talk

I'm not practised at speaking to strangers. Twice in one day someone new spoke to me, just to comment about the bus situation. Each time I made a bland sort of "Oh well" comment then went back to my MP3 player, just staring into space.

I just don't know how to handle small talk situations.
"The bus is slow today."
"Yes. Yes it is. ... It was also slow yesterday."

Mokalus of Borg

PS - It's just awkward.
PPS - It seems only a small percentage of people are good small talkers.

4 comments:

Pstonie said...

Yeah, me neither.

Alcohol works best.

John said...

Ah, if only it were that easy for me. I don't drink, either. Maybe caffeine would do the trick.

Miv said...

Bah!

Small talk is only useful as space filler until you find something in common. That (in my understanding) is its only purpose.

On a side note though... John on Caffeine? That would be an interesting study. Perhaps we can arrange a higher dose than normal next Friday. Combine that with adrenaline from Dreamworld and hilarity should ensue!

John said...

Hilarity or a whirling vortex of pure energy. Like Taz from the Warner Bros. cartoons.