For me, one of the worst feelings in the world is to sit with someone, knowing that you both know there’s not much ground for conversation, and reaching for it anyway. I hate trying to talk to someone. The only thing worse than forcing a conversation is small talk. Some people can sit with people they either hardly know, or don’t know at all, and just go on and on about nothing–I always end up in that group–that’s superb at talking about absolutely nothing. I just can’t do it, if I can’t connect, I’d rather drink alone in silence.