You might guess from these words that I'm not a person for whom casual behavior comes naturally. And you'd guess correctly.
Lately, I've been an introvert trying to be social, and I have to think that the terrible awkwardness of it must be pretty funny if you're not me.
...and most of you aren't, so I've decided to share.
Hey, wanna hear the worst conversation opener ever?
What are you laughing at?
Internal dialog. My conscience said something funny.
You had to be there.
And, I guess I'll save you the trouble of asking -- these were the thoughts which derailed me so completely as I searched for the next word after "Hello":
If you suspect a conversation is about to turn awkward, there's no better way to jump on the grenade than by spontaneously asking if the other person has accepted Jesus into their heart.
The "shotgun theory" doesn't actually work if your approach is repugnant enough.