There seems to be a correlation: The longer the snow season lingers in the high-pressure Northeast the less bearable is listening to Troubles Talk. Or, come to think of it, any uninvited conversation. However, those with a deficit of Emotional Intelligence (EI) seem clueless about that principle.
This morning the date is March 31, 2014. Snow began in central Connecticut about 7 A.M. It is now almost 9:30 A.M. and it is getting heavy. When I went to try to walk the dog (Lee K. wouldn't walk) a woman on the elevator ranted about the term and conditions of the deli in our complex. I stared, wordless. That did not stop her. When Lee K. and I exited the elevator going up a man waiting for the one going down was poised to report on his health. We brushed past him.
Takeaway: The cruel irony is that talk can generate isolation. Then the isolated tend to talk even more.