Conversation Topic: Make them your accomplice
“This can be as simple as waiting in line at the post office and saying something like, ‘You ready to go rogue? Let’s start another line so we can get this thing going.’” – Shawn Schweier, relationship coach and founder of Alter Shift
Don’t really start a new line though. Here are 50 little etiquette rules you should always follow.
Conversation Topic: Show your silly side
“Asking a question with a little humour is a great move. Say you’re in a grocery store, ask, ‘This is very important: What is the best apple ever? Granny Smith or Red Delicious?’” –Suzanne Casamento
Conversation Topic: Invoke Ikea or the Queen of England
“My favourite conversation topics are something relevant yet funny. My favourite at an event is ‘I just came here for the free Swedish meatballs, why are you here?’ If I’m meeting someone new, I like ‘You look really familiar. Did you and I attend the same private dinner at the White House with the Queen of England?’” – Nicole DiCristofaro, dating and relationship coach at InvitingRight.com
Had you actually attended a private dinner with the Queen of England, here are 9 foods Queen Elizabeth II would never eat.