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Blog: I Hate Small Talk

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I’m beginning to hate small talk. The small talk when you run into someone you haven’t seen in a while. The small talk of “what you been up to?”, “Where you work at now?”, and “Oh you graduated already, what was your major?”. I’m not quite sure why I even hate it. Maybe it’s the fact that we both know that this is a forced conversation, but we’re still having it because we’re standing next to each other not saying anything. What irks me the most, is that we kind’ve have to do it. You can’t go to a baby shower, for example, and not say hi and say a ‘few words’ to someone you haven’t seen in a while.

I don’t want to discuss what I’ve been up to. I’m getting sick of hearing myself say that I’ve “just been chillin’, you know, workin’ hard. How bout you?”.
I’m not quite sure what to talk about, but I just know I hate small talk. I’m more of a cut to the chase type of person. Let’s talk about something real. Go ahead, ask me why my last relationship didn’t work. Let’s talk about the things we really want to  know or wonder. The only problem is that we’d just come off as random or nosey. 
So, this is why I hate small talk. Its unavoidable, unauthentic (most of the times), and just repetitive. Half the time when you’re having small talk at a cookout, wedding shower, etc, you both are looking elsewhere to see if you spot your friends. I hate small talk.