In risk of sounding arrogant, what are good topics a guy can speak on at work when?

conversing with others, who are Joe Six pack types. I've actually encountered more people at corporate job sites (not so much managers, but those working in administrative positions) with a blue collar-esque background {not that they're handy with jigsaws or installing plywood, but perhaps their fathers were). Honestly, I'm more of the cerebral, waxing philosphical type but I rarely meet coworkers of that similar vein. I'm unemployed now and in future jobs, I don't want to feel like an outcast with coworkers. To talk about Dante or Kirkegaard would most likely irritate office mates. Sports does come to mind, as one possible topic that some enjoy talking about at the watercooler. I welcome other suggested topics!

Asked By: ShakeRattleRollNY - 3/26/2007
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I have found that the most common ground is the TV show "The Office". It's a smart show without being pretentious. If you can take yourself away from reading War & Peace, you'll find most people enjoy it. If not, I would keep to yourself and look for local groups outside of work that have the same interests as you... More
Answered By: quortnie11 - 3/26/2007
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