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  • lkkkj
    lkkkj wrote:
    <div id="slNavContainer">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>I was on the sparknote for my course and found this and thought it's little bit strange!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>We've all had conversations, whether on Facebook, in text, or in real life, that are going along fine and then start looking something like this:</p> <p><strong>Person 1: </strong>Thanks so much for the cookies!<br /><strong>Person 2: </strong>No problem :)<br /><strong>Person 1: </strong>They were great<br /><strong>Person 2: </strong>Ya<br /><strong>Person 1:</strong> Yepp<br /><strong>Person 2:</strong> Kk<br /><strong>Person 1: </strong>Lol</p> <p><!--more-->When the dreaded "lol" appears, the conversation has immediate cardiac failure. It collapses to the floor, heaving for breath, as darkness begins to close in. Your first aid&nbsp;training kicks in and you start CPR&mdash;but conversations generally need more than some wimpy chest&nbsp;compressions. This is the big leagues, and that's not going to cut it. Here's what to do:</p> <p><strong>Option One: Throw Out Something Random. </strong>Saying something ridiculous and completely off-topic will get the conversation going again.</p> <p><strong>DO: </strong>Blurt out the most random fact you know. Ideas to get you started:<br />-Polar bears are all left-handed<br />-Did you know that hedgehogs bounce?<br />-Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4th</p> <p><strong>DON'T: </strong>Give a random fact about something disgusting or off-putting; it will only quicken the death of the conversation. I'm not going to give you examples&mdash;use your imaginations.</p> <p><strong>Option Two: Ask a Question. </strong>This can be anything from "What's your favorite smell?" to "What is the meaning of life?"</p> <p><strong>DO: </strong>Ignore<strong> </strong>the rules of social etiquette. I encourage debates on big no-no topics like money, politics, religion, Taylor Swift&mdash;they make it more interesting.</p> <p><strong>DON'T:</strong> Ask boring questions. Instead, inquire about their favorite...<br />-Punctuation mark<br />-Website<br />-Superpower<br />-Type of rock<br />-Sock color</p> <p><strong>Option Three: Tell A Story. </strong>A bland conversation is the perfect place to test your storyteller skills. &nbsp;Just launch right into a detailed description of a zombie attack or your disastrous&nbsp;family trip to Tijuana.</p> <p><strong>DO:</strong> Be creative. The weirder the story, the better the conversation. I promise. Maybe.</p> <p><strong>DON'T: </strong>Tell the new story you've been developing about a guy who eats kittens. Some things are better left unsaid.</p> <p><strong>Option Four: Be Witty. </strong>If they question your wittiness, simply tell them your sense of humor is pretty obscure and they've probably never heard of it before. &nbsp;Normal jokes are too mainstream.</p> <p><strong>DO:</strong> Use the potassium joke whenever possible. (If they respond with "k" or "kk", say "I like potassium too!")</p> <p><strong>DON'T: </strong>Talk about potassium, because that's just weird.</p> <p><strong>Option Four: </strong><strong>Abandon Ship! </strong>If the conversation really is hopeless, you have a two choices: you could call 911 and let the professionals handle it, or you could simply jump overboard. That is, leave. If you're online or texting, escaping is easy. In person, just pretend that you have to go to class. If you're not at school, pretend you have to go home.</p> <p><strong>DO: </strong>Be subtle. Announcing suddenly that they suck and you're leaving will not win you awesome points. Or Dan Points. Or any sort of points, really. Unless you're leaving to go to a basketball game.</p> <p><strong>DON'T: </strong>Slap them. Just in general, this is a good rule to follow.</p> <p><em>How do you rescue a dying conversation? Before reading this, we always used to backhand the other person across the face. Guess that's not going to cut it anymore.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>
  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    when this shit happens on internet, conect the webcam usually fix the things.

  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:


    一段尴尬的沉默AHa,我说你要做点什么em,突然抱紧我说AHa, 已经顾不了太多...

  • Tina
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