Conversation Topics for Long Distance Driving

My boss and I will be visiting a client. We will have to drive 4 hours (one way). I'm a little concerned b/c I don't know what I should or can talk to her about during the long drive. My boss is a female. Any advice please?

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Comments (28)

Jul 23, 2015

Turn on the radio.

Jul 24, 2015

lol, oh how i miss the days where basic conversation is awkward and difficult

all i can say is read the paper that morning so you have something to talk about when prompted, don't talk too much, be friendly, and hope there's some music/radio to listen to. Or better yet, bring something to read / study and politely ask if she minds if you work on that during the ride (she won't)

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Jul 24, 2015

Let your boss lead the conversation, listen as much as possible, and ask follow up questions. Sprinkle a few anecdotes to appear interested in the topic. Smile when talking if you're seeking a laugh. Finally, be comfortable with silence; it happens, it's okay.

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Jul 24, 2015

For some reason this made me laugh. I'd totally relate if I was in your position, haha. Just bring something else, like a book, and before you start reading say something like, you should read it; i've started and now i can't stop.' You could also let her lead the convo, as the guys above had suggested.

Jul 24, 2015

Just ask her about herself. Women love talking about themselves.

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Jul 24, 2015
Ace Rothstein:

Just ask her about herself. Women love talking about themselves.

Fact.

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Aug 3, 2017

This. Say things in this format. I see something in you, but I don't know what it is.

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Jul 24, 2015

Just don't fart in the fucking car and you'll be good...

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Jul 24, 2015

top 10 topics:

  1. cup size
  2. timing of BMs
  3. weight
  4. # of sexual partners
  5. waist size
  6. favorite position
  7. favorite color
  8. annual income
  9. last piece of underwear she bought
  10. sexual experience with other races

you're welcome

...by the way, seriously guys? you don't know how to fucking talk during a car ride? it's not rocket science, GET TO KNOW THEM. or if she's asleep, don't talk!

dear God, I'm worried about the future of America.

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Jul 24, 2015

I used to begin these conversations with female bosses with whom I was going to share some forced solo time with "did you know I can hammer a six inch spike through a board with my penis" then gently, and this takes some mad people skills, lead the conversation to gauging her proclivity for being sodomized in the rear seat of a luxury sedan.

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Jul 24, 2015
thebrofessor:

or if she's asleep, don't talk!

dear God, I'm worried about the future of America.

If she's the one driving, DO NOT take this advice.

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Jul 24, 2015

How attractive is she? If she is attractive enough you should make that 4 hour trip into a 4 hour and 2 minute trip if you know what I am saying.

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Jul 24, 2015

OP play your cards right and you could get some road head out of this.

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Jul 24, 2015

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Jul 24, 2015
jbone24:

DO NOT GO ON THIS CAR TRIP UNTIL you read the new investment banking guide, how to survive long car rides with female bosses. Please paypal me your $: [email protected]

SB'd. One of the funniest replies I've ever read on this website.

Jul 24, 2015

Man, just talk about normal topics that people discuss on WSO like bank preftige rankings, target vs. non-targets, excel contests, adderall, etc.

Aug 3, 2017

SB'd if i had one.

Jul 24, 2015

What that mouf do?

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I don't wear watches bro. Because it's always MBA BALLER time!

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Jul 24, 2015

Thank you all for the advice and the laugh. As far as talking about her, can you guys be more specific? Thank you!

Jul 24, 2015
OhDannyBoy:

Thank you all for the advice and the laugh. As far as talking about her, can you guys be more specific? Thank you!

No one is laughing WITH you.

You must have been absolutely hammered when you logged on and typed this up, "As far as talking about her", that doesn't even make sense.

This pathetic attempt at trolling sucks.

Jul 24, 2015

I wouldn't worry about conversation topics, you'll be too busy pointing out her driving mistakes.

Jul 24, 2015
OhDannyBoy:

My boss and I will be visiting a client. We will have to drive 4 hours (one way). I'm a little concerned b/c I don't know what I should or can talk to her about during the long drive. My boss is a female. Any advice please?

Jul 25, 2015

OP make sure to keep reminding her over and over that you're packing condoms, just to take the pressure off (no pun intended)

Jul 25, 2015

I was going to make a joke, but this is just too sad. I shed a tear for 'Merica after reading this post.

Jul 26, 2015

How did you make it through the interview? Were there zero behavioral questions?

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Jul 26, 2015

Pretend she is Bankerella and proceed as you would with her.

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