I don’t want the small talk

Ever had people you never heard from for months or years together and suddenly they ping you like “Heyyy how are you?”, and in your head you instantly go “Okay, what does he want”?

Yeah, it’s always a favour.

Which I’m fine with. Really.

Just cut the small talk. I don’t want the small talk. I don’t want to tell you how I am. I don’t want to know what’s up with you.

It’s obvious you want something from me. Just spit it out. I won’t mind.

If I wanted to ask for a favour from someone I’d want to be outright with it too.

It’s not that I don’t care about the other person. I do. Just not enough to┬ábother with the small talk.

I expect the same from everybody else who I don’t speak to regularly too.

I am an adult. I understand. People need other people to get stuff done.

Small talk is phony. Small talk is lame.

I don’t want it.

Smalltalk on the other hand…