So I’m at the supermarket the other day and I bump into someone I haven’t seen in a while. After talking to him I realized it’s the same conversation I always have with people I hardly see. It’s probably the same conversation everyone has too. It’s always the same series of questions.
Where do you work?
Do you still see this person or these people?
Married or girlfriend?
Where do you live?
Then it’s, “ok see you around.”
Always these same questions. I understand why it’s always the same questions but after walking away I wondered to myself what was the point. I told you all that stuff for what? So you can compare yourself to me and decide if your life is better or worse than mine in some aspect? I’d might as well have the same conversation with a stranger. That’s the negative view I guess.
I don’t know, I never ask people where they work or if they’re married or have kids if I haven’t seen them in a long time. It’s kind of personal isn’t it? Maybe they’re ashamed of their job or divorced or had their testicles crushed in a snowboarding accident.
Then again, what the hell else is there to talk about with most people? It seems like either ask the same old questions or don’t talk at all.
I suppose the positive view is that something might spawn from the superficial conversation. “Oh you work there? Can you get me a job there?” “Oh you renovate houses? I’m looking to get work done on my house.” “Oh you sell dope now. Hook me up.”