Nothing gives me greater amusement than witnessing the dynamics of social etiquette in the fishbowl.
As long as I’m not a victim to it, elevator talk can lead to some really awkward moments. Case in point. Two “work acquaintances” enter the elevator with about 22 seconds to burn:
Man: OH! How are you doing?
Woman: I’m doing great! I’m doing great…How about yourself?
Man: Doing fine, doing fine.
Woman: The weather is getting cold!
Man: Yes, yes. Hard to keep warm.
Woman: Certainly. The weather is so cold!
Man: Cold weather…Bad for auditors.
Woman: Yes. Well, have a nice day!
I laugh when the doors close.
Bad for auditors?
What could he have meant there?