OK, never been one with a gift of the gab, always had to think about what I'm going to say, or maybe, always made myself think about what I was going to say.
I was in the lift at work the other day and a very attractive (way out of my league, thankfully not my type) lady got in. So, I'm standing there thinking "OK, talk to her, practise your conversational approach".
So I said "good morning". To which she answered "Hello".
And that was it. The sum total of 40 years of vocabulary learning used up in two words.
Marvellous. My English teacher would be proud.
So what is the deal then? I am normally eloquent to a fault, I normally over explain things, use far too many words when few would suffice. Why can't I think of things to say when confronted by beauty? And I don't just mean physical beauty, if Iknow a lady and think she's a "beautiful person" then I struggle. It's not that I'm tongue tied, mouth works fine, it's my brain that falls over.
So I'm going to practise small talk. First barrier to overcome is what exactly is it and what could you say in the situation above. You're in the lift for no more than 20 seconds so can't be anything "big".
Brain hurts again, too much thinking, I think......