Real Simple – Etiquette Expert on Small Talk

“Small Talk” : You’re on the plane with your book and iPod at the ready, but alas, sitting next to you is Chatty Cathy, dying to strike up a conversation. ‘ Here’s my advice on how to handle the situation when if it arises…

Try saying: “I’ve been looking forward to this flight all week, it gives me a chance to catch up on my reading,” ‘ recommends etiquette expert Kumari Govender, who suggests you make a polite greeting and then try offering her a magazine to keep her busy.

If you feel like talking, wait to start the conversation until an hour or less before landing. That way the conversation can’t go on too long and you’re still being courteous and interested.

Real Simple Magazine - April 2009


MAY 2009.

Small Talk


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