The art of chit-chat
Sis. Jane Cheng asked me if I knew George’s Burger. I said yes, and added that Sis. Judy and Olive invited our family to lunch at George’s Burger once.
After the chit-chat, I realized that I had made superfluous remarks. For Jane’s question, I could simply answered yes or no, and no need to explain when and why we went there. When I mentioned to Jane that Sis Judy and Oliver invited us for lunch, it seemed somehow that I pushed Jane to treat us too.
It is not a big deal. But it makes me think about the art of chit-chat. How to do chit-chat is kind of tricky: sometimes we flounder around trying to find a topic to talk, and sometime we feel embarrassed because we talk too much. We have to be very careful to weigh the point of neither more nor less.