http://www.theguardian.com/money/sh...e-words-say-job-interview-avoid-opening-lines I am perfectly capable of talking small but I don't see the point. Yet it is said that NOT getting down to brass tacks and NOT wasting time by enquiring about the weekend or whether someone had a good Christmas is less likely to result in success at interview than a bit of introductory waffle! It makes no sense whatsoever to me. Why would you suppose that someone who goes in for this will make a good worker? Surely the reverse is true!