brrrrr - from the ferry - san francisco, ca
i heard a statistic years ago that i never bothered checking but have reiterated time after time: seventy-five percent of small-talk conversations are about the weather. every time that i get wrapped in awkward elevator silence, i resist my human instinct to say, "man, it's chilly today, isn't it?" because doing so would feel like such a cop out. and what's the point, really, in stating the obvious? it's so pointless. but it happens.
so this is me encouraging all of your to take notice of your weather talk. note: natural disasters, hail, and flooding all warrant plenty of chit chat.