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Posted 6/28/13

Nyuboom wrote:

Today at work I had to team up with the awkward guy with a deformed hand. I had a really hard time not looking at the deformed hand but I did make sure my eyes were glued to his face. He just kept like brushing his hand against his face and it has no fingers, just 3 stubs. It's really hard to focus at this point and I can feel he wants to hide it and there is so much tension and so I just distracted myself with this stupid drawing and giggling.

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does he use it to jack to hentai?
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You seem to have started a conversation plenty well with everybody here. :P


Conversations don't necessarily have starts or ends to them, I've found. A conversation is something that goes hand in hand with your relationship with somebody. With your boss, your ongoing conversation is about your job requirements, perhaps raises, things of that sort. And with your best friend, it's as though you never stopped talking in the first place.

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You don't see yourself annoying?

Anyways, did you inherit your conversational habits from your family or your peers?
No, I did not. Not only am I awkwardly talkative I talk extremely fast too. No one I know talks like this. I've learned to stop and ask "am I talking too much? should I stop now?"

People can go ahead and think I'm annoying, they can just stop talking to me like how I don't talk people that annoy me.

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It really depends on who I'm talking to, I'll either tell jokes, make faces, be weird (rolling on the floor, sitting upside down, acting, run in slow-mo, etc.) or bring up something I like, etc. but it fully depends on who I'm talking to and if I even feel like talking at all. sometimes I just grab my phone and type away.
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I usually prefer to let the other person take the lead and have them pick the topics, and only chime in every once and a while. This usually works well if they are talkative, but if they are more quite like me then its a problem because I then have to take the lead which I find a lot more stressful. I think how the conversation goes depends a little on if the conversation is face to face or messaged, and it depends a lot on how well I know them.

When it is face to face it is usually easier to keep it going for me because I can read the other person better and am able to tell faster what topics are and aren't ok. When that is figured out we can move away from pointless and irritating small talk much quicker and start having real contestations I have found that being stuck in small talk mode is what kills a conversation the fastest.

When it is messaged and I don't know the person in real life it is a little harder to get off the small talk. It's harder to get an accurate read on someone and because it is in an online setting and asking personal questions that would usually be ok is a face to face setting is usually a little rude or creepy until you have built up a rapport with the other person. However it can be nice to have some natural breaks in the conversation because you don't feel the same pressure to keep it going like you do in face to face conversations. Also it is nice because I find it a little easier to bring up interesting and hypothetical questions in an online setting. It's nice because both you and the other person have time to think the question through instead of coming up with something on the spot like you would in person, leading to better answers.
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im not a very good conversationalist, i never know what to say and end up just saying nothing. i only handle conversations well with my close friend, and even then i dont really have anything to add, or a story to tell. When we talk in a group it always fascinates me how someone can keep a conversation going so long and say such interesting things. guess im just awkward to the core
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Random Bus stop guy: "Hello"

Me: /Jump/ looks around nervously *...is...is he talking to me?*

Random Bus stop guy: "...umm hi?"

Me: *Holy crap they are talking to me! ...why? oh god!!...* "..Sorry?"

Random Bus stop guy: "Are you ok?"

Me: "..I'm..I..just fine....a...are you...ok?" *GOD STRIKE ME DOWN.* stares directly at the dirt.

Random Bus stop guy: "Yeah I'm fine just you looked like you were about to pass out ..is the heat getting to you?"

Me: .....O_o.......*FLEES* not gracefully either.

Just a typical day waiting to walk my nephew home from the bus stop , I normally hide in the park to avoid the other people waiting
but there was no one there at first , and I thought it was safe then this guy comes out of no where and I felt awkward so I didn't move I just stood staring at the ground till he started talking to me.

I cant ask shop staff if they have an item either I just look and if I cant find it I just leave. Even if they ask me if I need help I just squeak out no and move out of the shop as fast as possible.

But then there is work.

Me: "Once again you fail to understand what the word 'Work' imply's are you an idiot? Do you think this is high school?? Stop your Bitching and get back to WORK!".

Me: "Can you Count?"

Staff member:"..what I don't understand..."

Me: "What is 1+3"

Staff member: "..4"

Me: "Oh dear its learned to count..so tell me..how many Oil bottles do we have in stock?"

Staff Member: "...4..."

Me: *Smile* " So tell me why you wrote down 2 on your stock take sheet?".

Staff member "...I...don't know.."

Me: /Snaps clip board in half/ "Get Out".



My staff /Quiver/ (they call me Bitch tits and Ice Bitch McQueen....they don't know that I know)

Me Greeting customers: *flowers and sparkles* "Welcome Can I help you with anything?" Super sweet voice.

The way I see it is I have permission to speak to people at work...because its my job

Conversation with my sister goes like this Me: "Obligatory anime reference" Her: "Obligatory K-pop Reference" ...Both : HAHAHAHAHA.


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Hello , Nice meeting you
Hello , the weather is nice to day
Hello , HI ^.^ smiles
Posted 6/28/13

MrHalligan wrote:


Nyuboom wrote:

Today at work I had to team up with the awkward guy with a deformed hand. I had a really hard time not looking at the deformed hand but I did make sure my eyes were glued to his face. He just kept like brushing his hand against his face and it has no fingers, just 3 stubs. It's really hard to focus at this point and I can feel he wants to hide it and there is so much tension and so I just distracted myself with this stupid drawing and giggling.

Yep.


does he use it to jack to hentai?


The..horror..


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Posted 6/28/13

Nyuboom wrote:


MrHalligan wrote:


Nyuboom wrote:

Today at work I had to team up with the awkward guy with a deformed hand. I had a really hard time not looking at the deformed hand but I did make sure my eyes were glued to his face. He just kept like brushing his hand against his face and it has no fingers, just 3 stubs. It's really hard to focus at this point and I can feel he wants to hide it and there is so much tension and so I just distracted myself with this stupid drawing and giggling.

Yep.


does he use it to jack to hentai?


The..horror..




That's a yes.

Posted 6/29/13
It usually starts with Hello then I would ask about them. Just let them talk all the time. If they are interested, you won't really notice how long the conversation goes. I say just go with the flow. Everyone likes a good, active listener. Also, show that you really are interested in getting to know them. I'm pretty sure it would end good.
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It depends on how well I know the person, but with people I have nothing in common with, it can be hard. Sometimes I'll just put on an outgoing and perhaps slightly airhead personality and just talk about whatever's in my head in attempt to get the conversation rolling. It works well with almost or total strangers, but is rather tiring if it's at an event that goes on for a while (such as a wedding reception).

The most difficult times to continue a conversation is with some of my cousins: there is an age gap, a bit of a language barrier, cultural differences, and simply absolutely nothing in common except that we're related. In those times I just pray to get away as soon as possible or that they would take the initiative to talk and/or respond to my attempts at small talk.
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I just focus on how much better than them I am in every aspect in life while I speak, makes the conversation go pretty smoothly.
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I usually just speak my mind. If I have a train of thought running then I can keep a conversation running. That is.. unless I like her. xD
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Funniest post I've read today.
Query: So what would happen if the bus stop guy walked in as a customer?

permission to speak, no need for permission
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