“So honey/sir/son, how was school/work/unemployment today?”
That’s so booooooorrrrroorrorrring!!
Try these instead.
So random question; what’s something you desire in life that no one else really seems to?
(if you’re like me, you’re already thinking of answers you’d have if asked such a question.)
So here’s a question for ya- what’s an event from your life that you’d love to watch from a 3rd-person point of view?
(one of the most amazing things in life is how much people have inside them just bursting to come out!)
Ok. You get to relive one experience from the past month. Go.
(ask, listen, and 90% of the time, they’ll ask for your answer answer in return)
ps. sometimes I ask these or these types of questions with someone I’m sort of on bad terms with, and things almost always get better. FWIW.