I like it. Sometimes small talk can lead to something else a bit more substantial and so on. Plus a little chat is harmless.
People who have a lot to hide, dont like it coz the casual feel makes them slip sometimes.<br />
You can learn things about a person during small talk, small things and flags of bigger issues sometimes or good things
hugely dislike it.<br />
There is nothing wrong with silence
well, it's... small... talk ))
Politeness to fill the silence.
I think it's stupid. I want it straight to the point. And I'm really bad at it. I try to continue the small talk but I just end up saying, "Get to the point already." and then, they'll think I'm too serious.
A necessary tedium dictated by society to appear polite when no one really wants to talk.
Oh Heavens , I'm never one to repeat small talk or Gossip ,<br />
Everyone should know to listen real close the first time . ;-)
Shucks , In that case if it wern't for bad luck then there would be no luck at all . ;-)