‘How was your day?’
That was the question we used to ask our kids.
It was a useless request; as it prompted ‘fine’ as a response. End of conversation.
We changed it to:
‘What was the best thing about today?’
‘What could have been better?’
‘What made you smile?’
Last night I called our daughter. She’s a little older now, and on holiday with 10 mates in in house that resembles Frank N Furter’s castle* from the Rocky Horror Picture Show deep in the Scottish borders.
I still asked the same question, ‘What was the best thing about today?’
‘We saw 100 piglets.’
Now that’s a conversation starter.
I firmly believe there are no boring people. Only people who don’t know how to ask the right questions.
Every weekend, I consider a question to post on my Facebook Group.
It takes a bit of thinking to hit the right balance of weekend x intrigue x bothered to answer but we always receive over 100 responses.
Some are amazing.
Here’s a request for you to consider.
What’s your best question to get a conversation started?
Post it below and I’ll send a copy of Flip It to our favourite.
Congratulations to Ben Brimson who won our last competition with his answer to ‘What was your best email subject line?’
He sent this to Next customer service in an attempt to get their attention
‘I’m down here on the bottom of your shoe.’
Your best question/conversation starter? Post below… Go…
Here’s the place where the filmed the Frank N Further castle scenes for the Rocky Horror Picture show.