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28th Feb '18 9:25:40 PM falcon2484
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* Over the years, Series/JudgeJudy has had quite a few litigants try to ingratiate themselves to her with bits of friendly conversation, and she's made it clear this cuts zero ice with her.
--> Defendant ''[Grinning]'': "How are you doing this morning?"
--> JJ ''[Curtly]'': "I'm doing fine. Let's get down to business."
9th Feb '18 8:58:20 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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* Solid Snake mentions in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' that he and his old partner Gray Fox never spoke about anything personal, preferring to discuss such things as rations and rifle clips. He comments that it was "sort of an unwritten rule."
4th Feb '18 6:59:03 AM gb00393
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* Both Cersei Lannister and Lyanna Mormont in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' get extremely annoyed at folks who don't get to the point. Lyanna quickly shuts down the admittedly poor attempts at small talk and flattery during her meeting with Sansa and Jon. Even her initial greeting ends so abruptly that it catches her guests unaware.

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Both Cersei Lannister and Lyanna Mormont in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' get extremely annoyed at folks who don't get to the point. Lyanna quickly shuts down the admittedly poor attempts at small talk and flattery during her meeting with Sansa and Jon. Even her initial greeting ends so abruptly that it catches her guests unaware.


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** When being welcomed back to King's Landing by the Queen Regent, Gregor Clegane doesn't bother with chit-chat and plainly asks who he gets to kill this time.
18th Jan '18 10:09:44 AM Njein
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* ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'': In this tie-in novel to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[spoiler:Prince Hans' father, the King of the Southern Isles, has no patience for idle banter and oftentimes got annoyed at Hans' attempts to make conversation with him, frequently rebuking him for not "getting straight to the point" any time he deemed his youngest son had overstayed too long in his presence and ordering him to get out. It's justified as the king has more important things to focus on than Hans' attempts at pointlessly talking about his brothers bullying him, coldly dismissing him as nothing more than a whiner and a nuisance who aimlessly rants about his twelve older brothers all the time.]]

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* ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'': In this tie-in novel to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[spoiler:Prince Hans' father, the King of the Southern Isles, has no patience for hated idle banter and oftentimes got annoyed at Hans' attempts to make conversation with him, frequently rebuking him for not "getting straight to the point" any time he deemed his youngest son had overstayed too long in his presence and ordering ordered him to get out. It's justified as done deliberately by the king has so he can focus on more important things to focus on than Hans' attempts at Hans pointlessly talking ranting about his brothers bullying him, coldly dismissing him as nothing more than a whiner and so, he contemptuously dismissed Hans as a nuisance who aimlessly rants about his twelve older brothers all the time.weakling for not fighting back.]]
5th Jan '18 8:29:06 PM nombretomado
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* The song "Everybody But Me" by LykkeLi covers this pretty well.
* ImogenHeap's "First Train Home" is [[WordOfGod allegedly]] about something like this happening at a party.

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* The song "Everybody But Me" by LykkeLi Music/LykkeLi covers this pretty well.
* ImogenHeap's Music/ImogenHeap's "First Train Home" is [[WordOfGod allegedly]] about something like this happening at a party.



* Music/{{Supertramp}}'s Casual Conversations

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* Music/{{Supertramp}}'s Casual Conversations"Casual Conversations".
16th Dec '17 7:14:31 PM Premonition45
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** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tuvok once remarked that "Vulcans do not make small talk." However, under orders, he does briefly make small talk with a hologram of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tuvok once remarked that "Vulcans do not make small talk." However, under orders, he does briefly make small talk with a hologram of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci.Creator/LeonardoDaVinci in "Concerning Flight".


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** In the Voyager episode "Someone to Watch Over Me", [[PygmalionPlot The Doctor tries to teach Seven of Nine about romance and dating]], with this exchange occuring:
-->'''The Doctor:''' Ah. Tell me about your tastes, your likes and dislikes.
-->'''Seven:''' I dislike irrelevant conversations.
3rd Dec '17 10:44:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'', Ryushin, a fairy with a robot-like appearance and mannerisms, really doesn't see the point of talking unless he has important information to relate and is slow to warm up to [[spoiler:Eryn's attempts to get him to talk in the Vile God route in the ''Advent Dark Force'' remake.]]
19th Nov '17 1:41:14 AM CountDorku
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* Dragon planeswalker and part-time BigBad Nicol Bolas from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' finds banter irritating. Since Bolas's typical ways of expressing said irritation start at "broken ribs" and move up to "complete destruction of your entire family line" it's probably best not to try his patience.
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** Averted, however, with Iron Bull in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', despite him also being Qunari - possibly because he's a spy/secret policeman, rather than a soldier. Far from the taciturn and [[TheStoic stoic]] Sten or the Arishok, Bull would talk under wet cement, leading to him being an endless font of party banter.
11th Oct '17 10:17:13 PM MicoolTNT
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* Situation gets very interesting if you visit old traditional country villages, in which you may find out people talking about what you perceived as a small talk topic seriously. This is relatively common in case of ''weather'', very important in relation to crop growing.

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* Situation The situation gets very interesting if you visit places outside of your usual area of residence, like old traditional country villages, in which where you may find out people talking about what you perceived would typically perceive as a small talk topic seriously. This is relatively common in the case of ''weather'', discussing the weather, which is in fact very important in relation to crop growing.growing and cultivating crops.
24th Sep '17 12:02:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox]] wishes he could kick people who make small talk [[GroinAttack in the crotch]]. [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=smalltalk Seriously]].

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* [[TheBestPageInTheUniverse [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox]] wishes he could kick people who make small talk [[GroinAttack in the crotch]]. [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=smalltalk Seriously]].
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