How to Win the Game of Tongues: Breaking the Unwritten Rules of Conversation

Originally posted on Word Jazz:
‘And Ygritte Says’ by Alexeil April ( Used under Creative Commons license. Every day, when I leave my office for lunch, I run a gauntlet of people collecting for charity. ‘Hi,’ one said to me just last week, trying to hold my gaze with a suspiciously large smile. ‘What’s your…