I find it interesting that when you ask the average person if they like small talk, the answer is usually a resounding, "NO!"
But, for some reason, it is our default.
Our conversational security blanket.
Why is that? For the life of me, I have no idea. I wish I had the wit, courage, boldness, wisdom, whatever it took to engage in real meaningful conversations with people right from the start rather than hiding behind meaningless drivel.
But, that is the way of things, I suppose.
Good question :)