This is the Monthly Social of the Book Club on the 5th of every month. A get together to meet, mingle and discuss without the pressure of having to finish a book before the meet-up.
The theme for this month is Small Talk.
Small talk is defined as "Polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters" , so therefore at this meet-up there will be no discussion on books, politics, world poverty or Iran's nuclear ambitions. Any form of deep meaningful conversation is not allowed. There will be a fine for anyone who breaks the rules
Small talk is conversation fo conversations sake and is a bonding ritual which helps to keep interpersonal distance.
Here is an example of small talk.
- William: Morning, Paul.
- Paul: Oh, morning, William, how are you?
- William: Fine, thanks. Have a good weekend?
- Paul: Yes, thanks.
So if you decide to reply to the question how are you? By telling people about your latest relationship break up that is breaking the rules.
The meet-up start at 6:30pm and go on until 9:30 pm, however members are free to drop by any time during this time.