This video clip reminds me of my ill fated attempts to engage in conversation. I think it is funny now but it never use to be.
I tried everything to get people to talk to me.
Ask my children. I had a book I would pull out called “What If.” It had 4 questions to a page. I asked them to pick a page number, and a number on the page. I told them to open to that page, and to read and answer the question.
My kids hated that book!
Throughout my life my friends have thought they were talking to a two year old. I often asked why? My mother thought I was noisy. My father thought I asked to many damn questions. Many people who I wanted to know never got back with me. In my defense, it was always my attempt to start a conversation, and to get to know someone better.
Pursuing a legitimate give and take conversation was a challenge.
Trust me, a question is ok. A barrage is intimidating. Remember to be patient, wait, and in the silence they will come.