There are some days at work when you are just sick of staring at the computer that you just need a break or have just too much to do that you don’t know where to start and you really don’t want to start as you know for sure it is opening the Pandora’s box. What do you do ?
It is times like this I take a walk to the kitchen 22 steps away from my seat or go to the café downstairs this is 48 steps in the staircase ( Ya one day I was so bored that I counted the steps ). Anyway I walk to kitchen in the 3rd level and fix myself a cup of hot green tea and stare through the most awesome view of all ( view of the Dandenong ranges and the busy intersection )
Now the last thing I want is a meaningless ‘small talk’. The ones I hear all the time are :
‘ it looks beautiful isn’t’
‘ Looks like its going to rain’
‘ how long do you have to stare through the glass until a car crashes’
It is quite funny but I would have a brain freeze and wudn’t know what to say, would mumble something and smile !
What is worse ?
Monday – ‘ How was your weekend’ or ‘Oh ! I hate Mondays’
Tuesday – Thursday – ‘Oh ! its only ------day’ fill it with that day
Friday – always always ‘ Thank god its Friday’ followed by ‘ Any plans for weekend’
Same conversation in the café with the coffee maker ( nice man gives me occasional free muffins and punches twice in my coffee card, so I get my free coffee soon)
So why does all conversations in work place around either weekends or weather ?
Is it the same in India?
Does any of you have any other topic to talk about?
Have you heard of anything funny?