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small talk

  1. GrownupGirl

    Why do complete strangers come right up to me...

    And start talking to me as if they've always known me, usually in a very loud voice, nearly always small talking about the weather? I don't say anything back to them because either due to my lack of social ability or because they freak me out, or both. And then they think I'm rude. First there...
  2. savi83

    Small Talk (How much does it bother you?)

    Hi everybody, One of my main difficulties in social interaction is "small talk", it's something that feels so unnatural to me but it's a social convention that helps build connections with people, something which I also struggle with. When I come into work on a Monday morning I ask people if...
  3. The Outsider

    "Where are you from?" annoys me

    One of the most common questions that will come up in small talk aside from "how are you doing?" and "how's the weather?" is the thread's name one. I don't ever recall asking someone that question myself because I simply don't care. Why is this such a common talking point for people? I mean does...
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