Posts Tagged ‘small talk’
September 30, 2014 | by Sadie Stein
I have always planned to one day throw a big party and give everyone a survey at the door. Here is what it would say:
Hi! My name is: _______________________
☐ The Host
☐ The Hostess
☐ I came with a friend
☐ I’m crashing
I am from: ________________________________
Now I live: ________________________________
I have lived there for: _________________________
What I like about it: ___________________________
What I don't like about it: _______________________
My rent is*: _________________________________ *For New York Use Only
I went to school in: ________________________________
I graduated in: ________
(I am ____ years old.)
I work at: ________________________________________
My partner is here: YES / NO.
He/she is the one wearing ___________.
A few of my primary hobbies and interests are: ___________________________
I am drinking: ____________________________________________________
March 5, 2014 | by Sadie Stein
Once upon a time, a very nice couple whom I didn’t know very well threw some kind of party. I can’t remember what the occasion was, but I do know that they lived in a nice apartment near the Broadway-Lafayette F stop, and that I went to the party with a former boyfriend. It proved to be a memorable evening.
We made small talk with lots of nice people. At some point we found ourselves clustered together with two other couples; at least one component of each was an architect. Some public figure had just come out as gay, and one of the guests said something innocuous about the importance of being true to oneself.
“Oh, I agree,” said one of the women, blandly. “Take my father-in-law, for instance. It wasn’t until he got terminal cancer that he was able to tell the world who he really was.”
“What was that?” said my ex-boyfriend. Read More »