While small talk is said to serve a social purpose, it isn't for everyone.
From chit-chat about the weather to your weekend plans, listeners shared reasons why they can't stand small talk with 702's Afternoon Drive host Redi Thlabi.
Take a listen:
Below are some Twitter responses:
@RediTlhabi I hate small talk, its all so fake & recycled. A re ska bhoranang... can we just greet each other & move on?!— Boledi (@boledi_TS) January 30, 2017
It is considered polite in many cultures, far more than in SA— Fundamental Skills (@FUNDAmentalSKIL) January 30, 2017
Yho @RediTlhabi small talks can be exhausting.— Kego Mokgoro (@KegoMM) January 30, 2017
@RediTlhabi not enough of us are comfortable with shutting up— Time4Anarchism (@wickedclown_SA) January 30, 2017
I agree with u, @RediTlhabi. If I say I'm not well, would u actually care? For such reasons I avoid the office kitchen btwn 8:30 - 9:30 🙄— iTukela (@iTukela) January 30, 2017
@RediTlhabi I don't like small talk. Even when some1 texts. I prefer 1 to get to the point. Stop with the "hey, how are you" chat.— Lungile 🎀 (@lungileh_) January 30, 2017