I need to come up with some sort of strategy for dealing with small talk
“So what have you been doing?” wants to be answered with every single little thing I’ve been doing over the past week since I’ve last seen this person, and then it becomes a task involving trying to remember everything I did within that expanse of time, most of which I allow myself to forget because I have it written down on project sheets and other such things that help my organize my thoughts so that I can concentrate on stuff like eating, breathing, bathing, and sleeping (also I don’t tote these project notebooks around with me all the time so that I can refer to them on a moment’s notice). Ultimately the answer becomes “I dunno, stuff” which my brain knows is an outright lie and that I should be ashamed of myself.
Hopefully I can dodge it today with “working on setting up the catalog” or “I got the pins in the mail” or “here’s your Modest Feebas and that Dream World Magikarp you asked for”. At least the younger folks won’t bother me about it, since the younger folks honestly don’t care what I’ve been doing lately.
Do you have a script? Stock lines might help.