While in the workplace, small talk is guaranteed. When someone’s waiting to use the Keurig after you, or you cross paths on the way to the bathroom, or you sit with someone you’re not bff’s with at lunch…you will almost always hear these five conversations.
1. How cold it is in the office
When in doubt, talk about the office temperature. “Oh, you think it’s too cold? I don’t think it’s that bad today.” or “I know! I’m always so cold.”
2. How your weekend was
There will always be a rundown of the PG-13 activities you did that weekend.
3. What you’re doing this weekend
Because really we spend all week working just to get to the weekend.
4. The commute
Did you hit traffic? I saw an accident today…etc. etc.
5. Non controversial news topics
Like you’re not going to be talking about police hate crimes, but if there was a recent robbery at a local convenience store you can talk about that.