Sometimes it is very hard for me to take serious people seriously.
Most of the time their seriousness is due to something dark and terrible in their past, but really, who wants to spend their entire day talking to a strait facts statistics type of person. I mean, you don't have to be childish or vulgar to be interesting or funny.
I always dread having to meet and interact with these types of people because I end up going to extreme lengths to get them to unwind. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. All I know is that if I have to listen to another unenthusiastic re-telling of how some guy watched a perfect game of baseball and then went to Target to buy some pottery for their mom I will forgo all social etiquette and just walk away.
Ugh, that's the last time I use my "you know what they say about Target joke" on someone that uninteresting. I feel like I wasted an entire hour filling bad conversation with awkward bouts of laughter because I thought he was joking the entire time, but in reality this guy was completely serious about EVERYTHING.