Katie came up with a very revealing smalltalk question the other day, much better than that English classic, “What do you do?”, or that old favourite, “What’s your name?”. Her idea was “Which magazine do you read?”. With this in her arsenal, she was able to learn that amoungst her smalltalkees at the party were a gardener and a pilot.
This isn’t the only way to learn hidden details about your friends, however. The other night, one of our dinner guests learnt that his partner of three years speaks a decent amount of Greek. How did he find out? A couple of Greek girls arrived and he greeted them with “Yamas”.