One thing I’ve noticed in my years of league play is the different levels of tolerance for chit-chat.
In principle, we probably all agree on three match-day goals: We’re here to have fun. We want the visiting team to feel welcome. We want to be able to focus on our game.
Yet how these principles play out in practice can vary tremendously.
At one extreme, I’ve played against people who don’t introduce themselves and who stare stonily at me if I say “good shot.” These people often turn out to be perfectly sociable when the match is over. Continue reading “Changeover Chit-Chat”