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"Your faucet is running."
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"I'm terrible at small talk. Just scan me."
Greeting card sections.
"I hate to be that guy, but, technically, Frankenstein is the name of my creator, and I'm Frankenstein's monster."
Tags:frankensteins monster, frankenstein, mary shelley, shelley, classic novel, classic novels, novel, novels, book, books, gothic, gothic novel, gothic fiction, horror, horror novel, pedant, pedants, pedantry, pedantic, book lover, book lovers, book worm, book worms, literature student, literature students, small talk, wedding guest, wedding guests, chitchat
A man looks at a sign in front of an elevator that reads "Out of Order - Technicians conducting tests of elevator's capacity to withstand inane chitchat."
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"Let's make a pact – I won't tell you about my day if you won't tell me about yours."
Excessive Security, Open Window
"Eastbound traffic is moving nicely. Westbound we have a two car pile-up on the shoulder. No, wait - they're just shootin' the breeze."
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"Jim is a good old-fashioned modernist."
The Art of the Deal by Uncle Sidney
Tags:deal, dealmaker, deal maker, deal makers, negotiate, negotiates, negotiating, negotiation, negotiations, uncle, uncles, chitchat, idle chitchat, chat, chats, chatting, small talk, funny story, funny stories, butter up, butters up, buttering up, meeting, meetings, business lunch, business lunches, business dinner, business dinners
"We have ways of making you small-talk."
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'Huh...I just got this sudden, uncontrollable urge to invent spoken language.'
'It's so nice to meet the neighbours - where are you from?'
'How the heck is anyone supposed to lay with all this chitchat going on?'
Hey, Bill, you look great! Workin' out? Lose some weight? Consumer confidence up?
"Looks like a build-up of inferior grade small talk is clogging your word balloon."
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". . . Well! I know fleas when I see them and believe me - she had them. Then she had the nerve to. . .Uh-oh! - Gotta run! They're back!"