i wanna hear it too(Original post by white_haired_wizard)
can i make a tasteless joke?
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i suck at small talk... watch
- 10-06-2008 15:39
- 10-06-2008 15:52
providing you suck at *something* well, forget about the ability to deliver when it comes to small-talk...
save the applause guys, i'm shy
- 10-06-2008 15:57
the sad thing was...i hoped no one would make that joke when i wrote the title
- 10-06-2008 15:57
dammit, wish i had seen that joke myself...
- 10-06-2008 17:26
ha im bad at small talk toooo its always soo awkard its like ermm soo ....
n then questions are repeated like 10 times and i always say im soo tired when theres nothing else to say or say something reli embarasing about myself ! ... but thats only with peopel i dont really know !
- 10-06-2008 17:54
Go up and grab his...... attention!
- 11-06-2008 00:09
i could! he's hot enough
- 11-06-2008 00:42
I sooo wish your that hot girl who gives me cheeky looks at work!
- 11-06-2008 03:44
This sounds like when I started work and I was on some shifts with a really nice guy. Turned out he had a girlfriend.. disappointing lol they were together 2 years at that point! I found out when I added him to bebo a few weeks after we started working together and since then I tried to take my mind of liking him which was hard. To be honest, I'd still be interested if he split with her at this point about 9 months on from then lol. I find it really easy to chat to all other colleagues but with him I tried to avoid becoming too friendly with him after I found out he had a gf that I now find it harder to make conversations with him than anyone else. But once we start it goes really good. I used to catch him looking at me and stuff when we started working there so don't rely on that as a sign of interest because he couldn't have been if he was in a serious relationship.
Anyway, with people in work that I dont know that well or just generally want to make conversations with I usually just ask them things such as..
'how many hours do you do a week?'
'how long have you worked here?'
'whens your next shift here?'
'what you up to tonight?'
'has it been busy today?'
Just anything at all! Sometimes I do say 'urgh this shift is dragging!' but like you said its best not to be negative all the time. I only say that if it really has been a bad one! Once you ask one question the conversation should flow from there.
- 12-06-2008 10:04
- 30-06-2008 23:02
sorry guys but can i bump this? need some more ideas!
- 30-06-2008 23:14
well why not do the easy way in trick
you. hey, do you have a pen i could borrow, god im so busy must have left mine upstairs
him. tell me about it
you.i said thanks
him. oh, ok
you. but really, sex, right here right now
ok, seriously, just be yourself because every situation is different
- 01-07-2008 16:16
- 01-07-2008 17:18
just, like other people said, go ''what hours you doing'', ''how long you worked here''. Thats sure to get a sense of conversation going and lead on from there. Just don't forget your serving customers. lol
- 01-07-2008 17:44
Crack a few jokes to break the ice as well. Failing that, go up to him and ask if he's Jamaican, he will probably say why to which you reply, "'cos Jamaican me crazy." Also, generally, just smile, makes you seem more approachable.