Small Talk

A Reddit thread yesterday asked: “What’s your least favorite “small talk” question?” Some of the answers included:

  • Any question starting with something along the lines of “you’re so quiet”?
  • Any question about the weather… it makes me think they’ve already given up on the conversation.
  • Any question asked by a person ahead of you in the grocery store line.
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • How are you? Especially when they are not looking to know how you actually are.
  • On Friday: Any plans for the weekend? On Monday: How was your weekend?
  • “Whatcha reading?” I tend to just hold the book up as I continue to read.
  • What do you do for a living?
  • What’s new?
  • I’m pregnant so my current one is “how are you feeling?”
  • Do you have any kids? 
  • “Having a bad day?” I can’t smile all the time
  • Sooo, how is school going?