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#29490 - 03/15/05 07:48 PM Small talk makes me feel small
onlyakid Offline
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Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 1552
Loc: New Jersey
I don't like when people engage me in small talk. Primarily because I don't know what to say. I guess this stems from my self-imposed isolation.

Example, I order from a pizza place regularly at work. The drivers know me and today one of them said "I had a bad day last night". I didn't really know what to say, I had no response.

I feel so stupid when these things happen.

Jason

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"Being with people that understand you...Priceless"

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#29491 - 03/15/05 08:33 PM Re: Small talk makes me feel small
Curtis St. John Offline
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1796
Loc: Westchester, N.Y.
Our friend Albert Ellis would say: (and I wish I could type the gruff voice and inflections)

Quote:
So what!- if you don’t make small talk with the pizza guy? He was probably fishing for a better tip anyway! If you aren’t good at small talk, it’s not terrrrrrrable or horrrrrrrrible… it’s just the way it is, is, is…
I know what you mean though J. It can be really painful.


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