I liked this week's episode of This American Life. The idea is there are seven topics that you should avoid in conversation because they are always boring. I like this list!
Here is the transcript. I repeat the list here.
- How you slept.
- Your period.
- Health. Of course if it's something serious, then that's conversation worthy, but normal sniffles, aches, and pains? No good.
- Your dreams. Not big aspirations, this is literally what you dreamt last night
- Diet. What you can and can't eat.
- Route. How you got here, what way you're going to get home.
I will endeavor to not waste all of your time droning on about any of these topics.