I’m not better or worse, I’m just different. While most people revel in the distraction of banal conversation and choose it over awkward silences, I’m just the opposite. Silences are not half as awkward to me as a conversation that does not even remotely hold the promise of going somewhere.
I’ll ask the barista to reset the WiFi when it isn’t working. I’ll act like it’s my order that got messed up and return it to the server. I’ll go tell your upstairs neighbor to turn his music down if it’s too loud and I’m sleeping over. I’ll go to the door and pay for the pizza. I don’t care.