Friday, March 29, 2013

...I'm Not Always a Hit at Parties

“Meanwhile,” I told him, “A child is dying.”

It didn’t have any impact on what he was saying; I’d simply used the nonsequitor to shake things up, bored as I was with the conversation.

It helped that I didn’t like him.

It helped more that it happened to be true. With seven billion people on earth a child was inevitably dying somewhere.

I basically said it to shut him up.

It not only worked, he never spoke to me again.

So, if you’re ever stuck in a really boring conversation with somebody you hate, I suggest you do the same….


  1. Whatever works, right? LOL, I'll file that one for future reference.

  2. Haha, love it! I'm going to try it this weekend as I'm probably going to be in a situation perfect for it at some point.

  3. This is great advice! Good story. Got a chuckle out of me.