What exactly you do when you meet friends? Do you talk like whatever comes to your mind? I would have to meet two friends (separately, I can avoid one but can't really do anything about other one) in coming months and I just don't see any point in it but I am being dragged into it by them. Some of the last ones were complete disaster. Because I cannot think as good as her so she provided some guidelines: 1) I shouldn't talk about work 2) I shouldn't give lessons about safety or her uneconomical actions 3) I shouldn't make recommendations that can optimize her actions 4) I should not perform any kind of analysis And, I just cannot think what else I can talk about. I worked hard last time and came up with some things which did not go beyond 5 minutes! I had prepared few questions like her health, work, family, and what she's up to. Fortunately, it's only twice a year!