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I'd never heard of clementines until a few years ago. Not a citrus texture guy (I like the flavors/juice), but these are pretty alright.
As an aside I have discovered it is almost always interesting to talk with someone about something they are truly interested in. The raw enthusiasm is cool.
thread suggests to me that maybe not everyone here would sign up for this scenario. Anyone out there who would, or who does? I find it a little challenging due to the length and the amount of ad-libbing, but it's one that I enjoy.
I think it would be a great gimmick to spend about a minute fumbling around like you decided to just wing the speech, and then just when people are starting to get frustrated, transform into a polished performance. You'd have to be supremely confident in the final product, though. Talk about a joke nobody gets.
my problem with social interaction is that i want to look like i'm interested and i try to listen but i start thinking about what i want to say next ... and end up tuning out what the other person is saying and losing the thread of the conversation.
what were we talking about?
The weather is just gorgeous today!
The hell it is. It's -19 and windy and ...
Basically, Brit kept unconsciously backing away and the other guy kept closing the distance. Neither seemed in any way aware of it, but it looked to others like the Brit was being chased across the room.
I hardly ever address people by name, and generally feel weird doing it. And certainly am made very uncomfortable when someone uses my name while addressing me.
and setting aside the verbal portion are the physical distractions. i was at a board meeting once where the coo during his presentation kept his one hand in his pockets and was clearly touching himself in random fashion. it was quite obvious. no idea if it was an itch or what but for 40 odd minutes he went through his slide deck while his one hand was very busy in his pocket. it was ridiculous.
I do this exact same thing with names. When I meet someone I concentrate so hard on introducing myself properly and sounding it out in my head beforehand that I'm never listening when they say their name.
I'm a notoriously tough crowd
Interesting. I love hearing my name. The sound of my name is better than most songs. I assume the same about others, so I am mindful of using their name when addressing them. I think there's a Mark Twain quote about this.
Where do people learn that stuff anyway? There should be class in schools.
I hardly ever address people by name
Ive heard the same, Eddo. I think it's one of those "How to make friends & influence people" pointers, Eddo.
Where do people learn that stuff anyway? There should be class in schools. I probably would have done much better in schools if I'd known walking around with my head down and my hands in my pocket was "weird" or that displaying my in depth knowledge of paleontology was "off-putting."
She doesn't know how to be aggressive enough in conversation such that she doesn't get turned into someone's audience, so she turned into something of a recluse.
I suppose it should be obvious by this point that some of my favourite topics of conversation are
A) How people interact socially
Dan, I think your voice is fine. (unasked for two cents)
no trouble speaking in front of groups
What the hell? It bugs me to this day. I want to say he somehow knew I was coming and studied up but I've since come to the conclusion that he simply remembered me. Which I find disturbing as it is amazing.
No one has ever called me Danny.
Danny, that's no longer true.
This is why the best pick-up line is 'Hi' (or 'Hello' for the formal).
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