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Funny story: New York Man Cares More than He Lets on about Quality of Colleague's Commute

New York Man Cares More than He Lets on about Quality of Colleague's Commute

While aware that his daily inquiry as to his co-worker's morning commute is likely taken as no more than superficial small talk, Mike Greenwood of New York City truly does care about the transportation experience of his colleague Angela Schafer, who...

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Funny story: New York Woman Falls into Shame Spiral After Making False Lunch Promise

New York Woman Falls into Shame Spiral After Making False Lunch Promise

For all her efforts to be a good person, Melinda Waverly of New York City found herself agreeing to a lunch date she didn't intend to keep, sending her into a spiral of shame over her own lack of authenticity. "I know other people say 'Let's do lu...

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Funny story: Introvert Gets in Amazing Shape Avoiding Elevator Small Talk

Introvert Gets in Amazing Shape Avoiding Elevator Small Talk

The physical fitness of Kim Berry, an introvert living in New York City, has skyrocketed as a result of walking up and down at least 67 flights of stairs every day in order to avoid feeling pressured to make small talk in elevators. "It's not eas...

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Funny story: Introvert Humiliatingly Reveals Personal Detail during Casual Conversation with Coworker

Introvert Humiliatingly Reveals Personal Detail during Casual Conversation with Coworker

In a classic but humiliating case of too much information, introvert Kelly Hayden of New York City inadvertently revealed a personal detail in the course of a casual conversation with a coworker. "He was talking about belonging to the Y," explaine...

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Funny story: Nashville Man Decides "Nuance" His Favorite Word

Nashville Man Decides "Nuance" His Favorite Word

Accused in his youth of possessing all of the tact of a bull in a china shop, now-polished Nashville native Kenneth Skye has adopted nuance as a way of life - and as his favorite word. "It's classy and sort of French-sounding without all the hype,...

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Funny story: Introvert Debates Getting Hit by Bus to Avoid Convo with Coworker

Introvert Debates Getting Hit by Bus to Avoid Convo with Coworker

Angela Bishop, an introvert living in Nashville, Tennessee, was disconcerted to realize that she'd exited her work building at noon right behind her coworker Matt Moffat, and, unless she darted across the street just ahead of the city bus now bearing...

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Funny story: Woman Unsuccessfully Tries to Become Less Annoying

Woman Unsuccessfully Tries to Become Less Annoying

After overhearing one of her coworkers call her annoying, Tara Schmidt of Nashville, Tennessee, made a diligent effort to directly address the situation and mitigate her reputation, but met with little success. "It was disappointing," said Tara of...

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Funny story: Brexit now infecting every aspect of our lives complain British public

Brexit now infecting every aspect of our lives complain British public

Much like explosive diarrhoea, Brexit is the gift that keeps on giving. It now appears to be infecting the most benign conversations. Every day, domestic drudgery and water-cooler moments are new opportunities for Brexiteers and Remainers to sling mu...

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Funny story: Vacant Man Continues to Come Up with Things to Say

Vacant Man Continues to Come Up with Things to Say

Emptied by the loss of his longtime canine companion, Baxter, Ned Holladay of Boston, Massachusetts, continues to come up with things to say, despite the fact that he has nothing left inside him. "It's pretty remarkable, I have to admit," said Ned...

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Funny story: Generally Authentic Woman Makes False Lunch Promise Followed by Swift Amends

Generally Authentic Woman Makes False Lunch Promise Followed by Swift Amends

Inching down the slippery slope to chronic social insincerity, New York woman Beth Malone, who had always prided herself on being an extremely down-to-earth, authentic person, knowingly made a promise to go to lunch with an acquaintance that she neve...

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Funny story: Nashville Man Admits He Virtually Never Knows

Nashville Man Admits He Virtually Never Knows

Although he generally nods vaguely when his friends pepper their conversations with the phrase “you know?”, Ned Doggett of Nashville, Tennessee, recently confessed that he almost never actually knows. “I feel like an idiot admitting it,” said Ned.

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Funny story: Introvert Makes Strides in People Skills

Introvert Makes Strides in People Skills

After being told he needed to work on his people skills if he hoped to advance in his career as a data administrator, introverted Daniel Hobson of New York City set his mind to improving his ability to feign interest in the mundane details of his cow...

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Funny story: Charleston Man Doesn't Just Talk the Small Talk; He Walks It

Charleston Man Doesn't Just Talk the Small Talk; He Walks It

Unlike some who make small talk about the weather, office life, and lunch while thinking of greater things, Trey Hill of Charleston, South Carolina, actually walks the small talk, in that his life is truly and entirely composed of only banal and tri...

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Funny story: Brooklyn Man Brings Sorely Lacking Gravitas to His Social Circle

Brooklyn Man Brings Sorely Lacking Gravitas to His Social Circle

Noting that his conversations with his buddies tended to devolve into a great deal of laughing, joking around, and poking fun at their ridiculous lives, Ben Hayes of Brooklyn, New York, felt a personal responsibility to provide the component sorely l...

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Funny story: "Sorry, what was that?" TOP Tips for Terrible Listeners

"Sorry, what was that?" TOP Tips for Terrible Listeners

Listening is all the rage these days, but what to do if it’s just not your strong suit? Here are the top tips compiled by extroverted experts for that can save you from developing a reputation as a terrible listener – without having to do any act...

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Funny story: New to the UK? Here's how to React when Someone Tells You about their Party Membership

New to the UK? Here's how to React when Someone Tells You about their Party Membership

1. National Front Gape open-mouthed, as though someone has just told you England has won the World Cup, and it had nothing whatsoever to do with a malign conspiracy by naughty refs. Run away as fast as you can to evade the stench of their Millwall armpits. Gasp as follows: WTF? Is that even a thing these days? 2. SWP/Spartacists/Any other miniscule gang of jackbooted Trotskyite thugs...

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Funny story: Secret Tape Recording From 2013 Reveals Thoughts of Britain First, The UK's Most Feared Political Party

Secret Tape Recording From 2013 Reveals Thoughts of Britain First, The UK's Most Feared Political Party

Radio plays an extremely loud version of 'Rule Britannia.' Party leader, Paul Golding, probably sitting in his Union Jack pyjamas on his Union Jack couch, is humming away triumphantly to his favourite tune. Former party supremo Jim Dowson walks in. Jim: Morning Paul, you're up early mate. What's the story? Paul: Couldn't sleep boss. Even though you tucked me in and told me everything woul...

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