Stuff You Say To Someone When The Conversation Runs Dry

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“This weather has been insane lately! I’ve worn shorts for like three months straight. So beautiful. Seriously. I really can’t handle the winters though. I’m dreading it. Do you prefer summer over winter? I really have, like, seasonal depression or something. I get so sad in the winter. Do you? {PAUSE} Such a nice day out today.”

“Where’d you get your top? I love it. I have something like it but it’s not as cute. Oh, you got it at that store on Bond? I’m obsessed with that place! It’s so expensive though and once I bought a bag there and it fell apart after two weeks. Really bad craftsmanship at this place. But I really do love your top!”

“Have you ever seen *insert movie here*? I ask because you remind me so much of the lead character in it. Oh no, it’s not a bad thing. It’s a compliment, I swear.”

“God, is *the person you’re both waiting for* ever gonna get here? I’ll text them. Oh, you already did? I’ll text them again just in case, like, there’s a phone difficulty or something.”

“Wanna get high?”

“So where do you work? Oh, do you like it? Yeah, it seems like it would be fun working there. Do you get benefits?”

“I love your apartment. Have you lived here long?”

“Do you know *insert name of possible mutual friend here*? Because they also went to Bradford High and I thought you might know them. Oh, you don’t? It’s a really big school but I figured there was a chance. Okay.”

“Wanna make out?”

“Your necklace reminds me of this necklace I used to have. My best friend gave it to me. I mean, we’re actually not friends anymore. She was a really terrible person. Like there was this one time I had to wait two hours for her outside of a bar when I had forgotten my ID but she didn’t care. She still went in without me. Isn’t that screwed up? Anyway, yeah, your necklace is cool.”

“Where did you grow up? Was it fun? Oh, that sucks. Yeah, my hometown kinda sucked too. How do you like the city we both live in now? I mean, it can get kind of annoying living here but I love it. Like I’m meant to live here, I think. Oh, you’re moving back home soon? That’s cool. Yeah, sometimes you just need a change. I get that.”

“I’m hungry. Are you hungry? I’m actually starving. It just hit me!” TC mark

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Ryan O'Connell

I'm a brat.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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  • Az

    unless i am socially incompetent, i’m pretty sure this is how conversations get started

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6IFPDSFKEQJE2ZPP3ASE35MRL4 Laura

    hahahaha…..wait wait wait hold on ….hahahaha

  • Calla

    I forget where I read it, but it rings true: “Talking about the weather signals the beginning or the end of a conversation.” (or something along those lines)

    The first part is fine, but if my mind ever darts to the weather in the middle of a conversation (barring actually crazy weather, like how my cousins had hail in Virginia last May… wtf), I try pretty hard to think of a better topic…

    • Daily TC Reader

      wait, am i missing something? hail in virginia is not that crazy. it happens sometimes. the earthquake in virginia, a little crazy. but hail in virginia?  i hope the size of the hail made it crazy or something.

  • water

    I usually go with “Yup” and light a cigarette.

    • Guest

      I wish there were a health-conscious way to have that same effect. Someone needs to invent some healthy affectation that does the job.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1781767179 Merrick Johnson

        “Yup.” *pulls out celery stick from pocket*

  • steph

    “sooo…are you a c-section baby?” is my go-to. 

    • mya

      Yes I am!
      {PAUSE}
       Such a nice day out today.

  • http://twitter.com/Flarfer Dave P

    Was going to comment “Wanna make out?” but then I read it. Well done.

    Now I’ll have to see if it actually works.

  • kelly

    awesome again ryan

  • Guest

    damn! Be my small-talk coach, Ryan. 

  • Guest

    damn! Be my small-talk coach, Ryan. 

  • http://www.twitter.com/mexifrida Frida

    “I’m so tired. I didn’t sleep at all last night.”
    “Ugh, it’s so hot in here.”

  • Ian

    the “where did you grow up” conversation was hilarious!!! and so real!

  • http://setoshino.wordpress.com Setoshino

    Reblogged this on The World Without Us.

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