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"Still chasing a megabuck, Al,?"
Tags:rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, gentlemens club, gentlemen's club, gentlemens clubs, gentlemen's clubs, megabuck, megabucks, class divide, wealth gap, chasing the money, small talk, making small talk, reconnect, reconnecting, 1 million dollars, a million dollars, bucks, personal wealth, getting old, getting older
"Either have dessert or a more interesting conversation."
Tags:dessert, desserts, conservation, conversations, bore, bores, boring, eavesdrop, eavesdrops, eavesdropping, eavesdropper, eavesdroppers, listen in, listens in, listening in, spy, spies, spying, waiter, waiters, wait staff, front of house, front of house team, couple, couples, turn tables, turning tables, chat, chats, chatting, chatter, small talk, make small talk, making small talk, bad date, bad dates, date, dates, dating
"Nice business climate we're having."
Tags:business climate, the weathers, lift, lifts, elevator, elevators, the business climate, small talk, making small talk, boring conversation, boring conversations, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, economic environment, nice weather, businesses, business activity, tax, taxes, taxation, regulation, business regulation, good weather
"It's your turn. I've run out of pleasantries for the gauntlet."
Tags:conversation, conversations, conversation topic, conversation topics, topic, topics, theme, themes, small talk, making small talk, talking, pleasantry, pleasantries, running the gauntlet, gauntlet, gauntlets, modern life, acquaintance, acquaintance, friend, friends, neighbour, neighbours, neighbor, neighbors, mate, mates
Cocktail Napkins for Today
Tags:cocktail, cocktails, cocktail napkin, cocktail napkins, conversation, conversations, conversation topic, conversation topics, cocktail party, cocktail parties, club soda, club sodas, small talk, make small talk, making small talk, investment, investments, portfolio, portfolios, cliche, cliches, cliched, modern life, modern world
Stabbed in the Back
"I've told you again and again, don't tell people about the time we had mauve wall paper."
Tags:faux pas, faux-pas, embarrassing, embarrassed, embarrassment, embarrassments, mauve, wall paper, wall-paper, wallpaper, small talk, small-talk, party, parties, interior design, interior designs, interior designer, interior designers, making small talk, husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, trend, trends, trendiness
"How much should I pretend to care how they made their yams."
Tags:dinner party, dinner parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, socialising, socializing, dinner guest, dinner guests, small talk, making small talk, feigned interest, feigning interest, boring conversation, boring conversations, yam, yams, antisocial, unsocial, unsociable, home grown, home grown vegetables, middle class, middle classes, the middle class
"So, what are you doing after this?"
What we talk about when we talk about the weather
"Stick to the script, Larry."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, making small talk, discussion, discussions, script, scripts, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, guest, guests
"Can't complain- it's against company policy."
Tags:small talk, making small talk, making small-talk, weather, the weather, hell, purgatory, catholic beliefs, catholicism, catholic, catholics, punishments, sins, converse, conversation, in purgatory, limbo, in limbo, british weather, char chatting, re teachers, re teacher, rs teacher, rs teachers
"What time do you get off work?"
"Quit asking if I'm O.K. If I'm ever O.K., I'll let you know."
Tags:small talk, making small talk, greeting, greetings, conversation, conversations, irritation, irritations, irritating, frustrated, frustration, frustrations, snappy, insult, insults, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, bad relationship, bad relationships, marital fight, marital fights, domestic, domestics, domestic argument, domestic arguments, spousal dispute, spousal disputes
Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: Asparagus Beach, Amagansett, NY.
"Come with me. I've found someone who'll talk square footage with you."
Tags:insecurity, relationships, obstacles, parties, language, insecurities, boring conversation, boring conversations, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, making small talk, property inspector, property inspectors, square footage, property inspection, conversation partner, conversation partners, conversation, conversations, social grace, social graces, mankoff
"I'm finally at a point where I learned I don't need to please my nutritionist and trainer."
Tags:party, parties, small talk, making small talk, nutritionist, nutritionists, trainer, trainers, personal trainer, personal trainers, please, people pleaser, people pleasers, middle-class problems, middle-class problem, middle-class, privilege, privileged, house part, house parties, self development, self improvement
Tags:conversation, conversations, conversation pit, conversation pits, awkward conversation, awkward conversations, talk, talking, small talk, awkward chitchat, making small talk, chatter, pitfall, pitfalls, endless, endlessness, no end in sight, awkward, awkwardness, pit, pits, hole, holes, digging a hole, dug a hole
"I couldn't help noticing we both seem about to grab the same little company."
Tags:takeover, takeovers, business takeover, business takeovers, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, merger, mergers, executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, relate, relating, small talk, making small talk
"Be patient with Ed. You can skip his political harangue in 15 seconds and move right onto sports."
The Art of Bantering!
Tags:flier, fliers, advertisement, advertisements, journalist, journalists, journalism, newscaster, newscasters, reporter, reporters, television, tv, telly, t.v., on air talent, weather reporter, weatherman, weathermen, banter, bantering, conversation, conversations, training, training seminar, seminars, small talk, making small talk, tv journalism, tv journalist, television journalism, television journalist, news cycle, 24 hour news cycle, cable news, cable news host, cable news hosts, improv, improvisation, interviews, interviewer, interview, infotainment
"Gog, this Og. Og, Gog." - Early mingling