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1, Feb 6, 2012

Weather is the Safest and the Most Shallow Topic

Filed under: work — admin @ 12:09 am

The research team at our site has shrunk from 6 to 2 persons. Between two of us, there is very few in common. It is no exaggeration to say that we are as different as sky and the earth. Hence, the exchange between us, other than work-related topics, is very much limited to comments on weather, the only safe topic if we want to engage in a polite conversation. Can’t believe official interactions are so superficial.

For my part, I stop myself from any involving in any unnecessary communication because of its exceedingly frivolous and teenager-like nature.

I have found out lately that weather is most talked about between strangers. There must be something good about weather, otherwise people would not indulge in it so dearly. This is what I think about it.

(1) People can stay on the surface when they don’t know each other well. Weather is something everybody knows just a tiny bit.

(2) Weather is something everybody senses, knows, and likes to talk about.

(3) Weather is a neutral topic, void of any political color, running no risk of offending anybody.

Finally, of course, it is a bit tongue-in-cheek to stay on weather among colleagues. Let it be. So is the culture.

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