A list of seven topics to avoid OCT 28 2007
A list of seven topics to avoid talking about so as to not seem boring, including "the route you took to get here".
What do these subjects have in common? The listener has nothing to add. He or she must just hear you describe your experience.
I'm particularly sensitive to the "recent changes in your child's nap schedule" one these days. I remember how bored I was as a non-parent with the tendency for baby-talk to completely dominate conversations.