“Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”
– Kin Hubbard
I love this quote! I know there are people who think talking about the weather is trivial, trite and superficial. But I see talking about the weather as a door opener. It gets people talking about something. Talking about the weather might lead to “how are you doing?” After awhile of “fine” you might get an answer that goes a little deeper like “I’ve been sick.” Or maybe something like, “I’m so happy right now, my kids are coming to visit.” Both lead to conversation that lets you get to know the person a little better. It may take years to get to a deeper level, but building relationships takes time.
So go out there and start talking about the weather. You might be surprised where it leads you.