Is there anyone out there who likes small talk?
I work on the 5th floor of an office building and use the elevator 2-3 times per day. Even after many years I still feel uncomfortable if other persons are taking the elevator with me. The confined space somehow urges me to start a conversation, but what should I say? And why do I have the feeling to say something in the first place?
While Mondays and Fridays are easy (I just ask them about their weekend), the days in-between are more difficult. Usually I try to avoid talking about the weather, since that just reveals my lack of imagination. If there is nothing I can compliment on (“I really like your shoes!”) I remain silent, hoping to reach my floor soon.
I don’t think small talks are something I will ever get used to…