Laconic social interactions (small talk) Watch
Some customers complained that I was no approachable enough dispite the fact that I obeyed every social convention I smiled used flawless manners and was respectful. The reason they cited for my complaint is that I failed to engage in small talk with them (when i say this I mean I failed to start any small talk they failed to say anything to me) and my smile seemed "fake"
Now this applies to all my life I am laconic I will almost never engage in small talk with somebody where the purpose of the interaction is transactional as theres no need.
An example would be talking with the person at the check out in a supermarket I deem this to be superflous as your aim is to get out of there as quickly as possible while theres is to serve you as fast as possible, should the employee be forced to enact the conversation (as I agree it would be rude to not reply to them) This idea of using small talk to pass the time is it only me who feels that it is superflous?