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March 11, 2003

The patience of saints

RichardHerring keeps a baby amused.

(This fills me with both joy - at all the positive side - and lots of dread. I hate small talk at the best of times, but the idea of having to spend several years of my life making conversation with something that can't/won't answer back sends shivers down my spine. I've been to some pretty grim meetings and some grimmer parties, but they were still better than this.)

Posted by Tom Dolan at March 11, 2003 02:13 PM

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I have a paralysing fear of small talk and parties, to the point of collapse. Especially the ones at work where you stand around with a plate in one hand, a glass in the other, and no possible way of getting the food into your mouth. Add all that to the trying-to-make-conversation-with-the-boss nightmare, and it's not pretty.

Posted by: Nigel at March 12, 2003 07:14 PM

thelovelysarahmygirlfriendwhoisananny (her full title) is driven nearly mad by spending all day every day with small people with no conversation. Consequently, in social situations the poor love mostly just sits and smokes.

She finds it very upsetting.

I'm trying to persuade her radio 4 will help.

Posted by: Kim at May 8, 2003 03:40 PM

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