A big part of my job involves talking to people and as we all know People are idiots.
One such moron came into reception today.
“Do you remember me?” They shouted at me as they walked through the door.
Now before you read my reply to this question it is important to understand that this is asked of me at least once a week by any number of faceless twonks without warning.
The following is my exact answer word for word.
This response has been careful designed to ensure that the question asker is clear that they have asked a stupid question to which the only answer is one that is presented in the negative unless it is asked by somebody who I know rather well and would not be asked in any case as I WOULD KNOW THEM ALREADY.
Instead, I am presented with the following:
“Well I remember you.”*
This is a non-descript comment that does not require any reply as far as I am concerned. Upon hearing something like this I usually await until they have something to say that has the possibility of them giving me money.
I usually have to wait a bit longer.
“I came here last year.” It appears the fool in question wishes to continue this line of remembrance a while longer.
My reply is thus: “That will be why I don’t remember you then.”
You think I am being harsh or rude. I am not. I am, in fact, learning them good.
The Bumferry Hogart School of Learning Them Good (BHSoLTG) is available to everyone who wants to do away with useless small talk, pointless questions, small talk and any other type of communication that is not helpful, profitable or educational in any way shape or form.
The point of talking is to share information. This can lead to fulfilling relationships of a professional and/or personal nature.
Talk of weather (including but not exclusive to the direction of the wind, how the temperature has changed slightly from a couple of hours ago) traffic on a road that neither of those involved in the conversation are currently on, the cost of a particular item for sale in a shop you are not in or plan to go to (regardless of whether the item in question is something you plan to buy or not) can all be stopped, changed or avoided all together with the lessons of the BHSoLTG.
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Cash is preferred, but seeing as how that would mean meeting in person, cheque, postal order, or principal naming in your will are all acceptable methods of payment.
Your time is precious and can not be wasted on small talk with people who put the strange into stranger.
It is estimated that the average person spends over 30% of their day trying to get out of conversations they have no intention of remembering.
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By the way, did you see the match last night? How about that local sports team?
*this conversation actually happened. the man in question had been to the site ONCE before over a year ago and stayed for ONE NIGHT. I did not remember him because it just so happened that I was not on duty that day. I had not met this man before even though he insisted that we had. - proof of idiocy.