Blogging Circle of Friends: Day 356 Prompt: How do you handle the conversation topper? You know the person that has always done what you have but it is always more, like you’ve been to Paris for a weekend, she or he has been there for a week. The person may have endearing qualities but….
I think everyone has met a conversation topper at least once in his or her life. They are annoying and you just want to shake them. Usually these people are just mere acquaintances, so you can manage to get through the conversations by simply moving on to the next person in the room at the party you are attending. But, every so often, this is actually a friend. Dealing with a friend who is a conversation topper is a little bit trickier business. The best way is to always steer the conversation to things that are mundane. For instance, you might want to talk about the weather. Of course, they might end up steering the conversation to a tornado they once lived through, but at least it won’t ruin your story about your amazing wedding plans. I think this might be why I don’t have too many friends. I get annoyed too easily and it is really difficult to keep my mouth shut.