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How to be a Good Conversationalist

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During the summer of 2005, I was in Paris doing research on French rappers and urban unrest with a friend of mine.  The research went well (and ended up predicting the French riots of 2005) but by the end of the first week, my friend and I were ready to strangle each other.  It all finally came to a head over dinner:

“What’s wrong with you?” she asked.

“I just feel like you’re not interested in my life because you never ask me any questions,” I replied.

“Well I feel like I’m always being interrogated by you because all you do is ask questions without ever telling me anything about yourself,” she retorted. 

Wow, did I feel like an idiot. 

Posted on October 9, 2014 .