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13-11-2019, 15:55   #31
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Of course she doesn't. Showing concern for her weight gain is no reason to be hated.
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13-11-2019, 16:04   #32
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How to decide which winter boot to buy, do you focus on price, brand, longevity, style (surprisingly interesting conversation with stranger in shoe shop).
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How to manage your time better at work while still trying to succeed.
How well Liverpool are doing and being magnanimous about Utd's difficulties (while nearly enjoying it as much as Liverpool's success)
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13-11-2019, 16:20   #34
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How do those convos usually go? How are you informed enough to be able to drag out such a conversation?
They go easy C and we're a well informed bunch of people TBH. I suppose birds of a feather is going on. I do know that I would defo edit my range of subject matter with most people, until I got a gauge for their background knowledge. TBH I have found most people wouldn't have that much of a range, so I'd stay within that, though I have found that most people would have a lot of knowledge in one area or other, so I'd bounce of that and learn stuff.

Blindspots would be sports. Would be very slim pickings there. None of us would have a single clue about football for example. A couple would be into motorsports and most of the rest of us could hang in with conversations like that. We wouldn't really discuss things like literature. Certainly not sitting around like pseuds debating the finer points of Nabokov.
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TV programmes and films quite a bit. Travel and places we've been, which can often lead into a conversation on history or politics if it's a particular historic or notable place. The others talk about sport frequently during which I tune out or try to change the topic.
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Any other conversation I have ever had I usually just nod my head and say things like " yeh " , " yeh " , " yeh " , " wow, how cool , sounds interesting " , " yeh " , " yeh " , small fake laugh or giggle , " your a gas man altogether " , " you'd tear the hind legs off a bolleex so ya would , ya mad hoooooer ya "

I also wink a lot and nod. That sort of thing.
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How well Liverpool are doing and being magnanimous about Utd's difficulties (while nearly enjoying it as much as Liverpool's success)
Out of curiosity, have you found many United fans to be magnanimous with?

I’ve noticed, as have others I know, that in work and outside all of the United fans suddenly don’t seem to “follow” English premier league football anymore.

They all seem to support Rovers or Bohs and bang on about the “purity” of “live football” and how there’s more of a connection.

As someone who supports a team that are currently in the championship but once topped the first division I find it all incredibly disingenuous.

You’d have to fear for the surge in League of Ireland attendances if United get their house in order in about ten years time, seven if they spend big.
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I'm tolerant of most topics but work is a no-no. I'll let someone rant for a minute or 2 if they need to get something off their chest, particularly if they've come straight from work on a Friday evening, but that's it. I often meet up with friends from work at the weekend and my threshold for shop talk is near zero.

If it's a really interesting anecdote or interesting information, fine. But anyone looking to talk about their job can do one.

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Out of curiosity, have you found many United fans to be magnanimous with?

I’ve noticed, as have others I know, that in work and outside all of the United fans suddenly don’t seem to “follow” English premier league football anymore.

They all seem to support Rovers or Bohs and bang on about the “purity” of “live football” and how there’s more of a connection.

As someone who supports a team that are currently in the championship but once topped the first division I find it all incredibly disingenuous.

You’d have to fear for the surge in League of Ireland attendances if United get their house in order in about ten years time, seven if they spend big.
Lad I talk to about this is very realistic in fairness. That's why he's good to talk to. He calls out their shoddiness in a meaningful way when he sees it.

No interest in talking sports to real 'fans' who see no evil, hear no evil, I'm not that passionate about it myself.
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13-11-2019, 16:52   #44
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Not a whole lot it always feels like I’m forever waiting for somebody to come and take me off mute. Also I prefer to talk “off the grid”
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I work in an office with 5 others. Topics of conversation range from

The wankers in the other offices.
Our kids and Shiite they get up to/say.
How we're all too old to go socialising or drinking anymore.
Anyone know what's causing this ache/pain?
Do you remember when we first started in This job...
Anyone else's computer playing up today/we have third world servers/IT maintenance/why won't they just pay the money and buy the full licenced product instead of the yellow pack basic version!
The wankers in the other offices.
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