Small talk is the bane of my existence.

In my opinion, there is nothing worse than bumping into an acquaintance (friends are different), unexpectedly, as you’re going about your day. Seeing as I’m studying Public Relations, you’d think that making conversation would come easily for me – well, not always.

I talk a lot, non-stop actually.  But run into me by surprise and you will get… NOTHING. I hate small talk; it’s so pointless and boring. No one really cares. Small talk is a bunch of predictable lines and questions that are mandatory to ask when you bump into someone you know. So much unnecessary pressure, not to mention that I almost always say something stupid. Why not just smile and wave? Skip the awkward “What do I say now?” thought and go on with your day. Let’s just be honest, we all run out of things to say after “Oh my word, how have you been?” or “So, what have you been doing with yourself these days?” anyway.

It’s just a thought. People always say life is short, why waste it on forced conversation.

[I’m not rude, I promise]

 

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