Remember the time you met an old high-school friend at the supermarket? How about that evening when a co-worker sat next to you on the bus?
BuzzFeed's Lara Parker has compiled a unique collection of honest graphs about these situations. Sometimes we just have to participate in a conversation even though all our instincts are screaming otherwise. Of course, running away (or in extreme circumstances even punching a person in his face) often seems compelling but social etiquette demands nodding and smiling. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
But perhaps if more people saw these graphs they would start less painfully disturbing small talk in the first place.