28.07.2003 // Countries/Cultures // by Sergey Sirotkin
Talk about the Weather
If in doubt, talk about the weather. This is a golden rule for small talk with anybody anywhere in Britain — at a bus stop, in a queue at the post office, walking the dog along the street, even washing one's hands in a public convenience. It is the number one topic of conversation. Just say, "nice day" and before you know it, you will be chatting to the locals.