What are some good conversation starters to use for during or after work?
For instance during work when I bump into an attractive colleague in the lift, or after work while walking to the metro/bus, after work etc.. what else can I ask besides, how is/was work?, busy day today?, hows your shift going? etc etc.. The boring questions go on and on..
What can I say or ask that will immediately make myself less boring and make the conversation last longer and make her pay more attention to me?
Thanks a bunch friends
Try and make a remark about something she has? For example, she might have a bag from a specific store (department store, specialty store, etc. - such as Macy's, Marshall's or Williams-Sonoma here in the US)
Ideally, you should ask her a genuine question about it, so you can avoid stalling and naturally carry on the conversation... For example: "Is X available at that store? Are you a regular there? Where do you park? Do they offer this or that" etc. The goal is to take the conversation in a direction that you *both* will find interesting.