Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Criticism Hamburger and Other Useful Hacks

Not that anyone who visits this site might occasionally have trouble interacting with dirty society, but here's maybe the first useful top-10 list I've ever seen on the internet. It's 10 conversation hacks. I'm standing up and folding my arms now, which is your cue to stop reading.


Liz said...

I'm a big fan of the Ominous Silence trick (#7). It's especially fun to use when on the phone, as you can be doing just about anything (reading the newspaper, eating a bagel) while the other party imagines you glaring into the phone, and stammers into the stony silence. It usually ends in them caving and me triumphantly (but silently) pumping my fist into the air.