#1224: “When someone wants to be friends but shoots down all small talk attempts.”

Hi Captain! As I've tried to make better friends with her, I've realized that my roommate's GF is a very negative person. Several times in a conversation, small talk will be shut down with very honest but also very negative responses that make it hard to move the conversation forward. Some examples: Me: I heard … Continue reading #1224: “When someone wants to be friends but shoots down all small talk attempts.”

#432: I’m pregnant, I hate small talk, UGH: A Compendium

Dear Captain, I’m pregnant - yay! It’s still pretty early, but if things go well, I’m on my way to being a big gassy pregnant lady. (Right now I am a small gassy pregnant lady). However, I’m already dreading handsy co-workers who I know will touch my stomach, comment on my weight gain, start referring … Continue reading #432: I’m pregnant, I hate small talk, UGH: A Compendium