want to have the most interesting conversation? talk about them! you have interest in the conversation, you are practicing. having no means you dont even want to practice. if you aren't preparing yourself with small conversations throughout the day, how are you going to be prepared when you see the girl you like. in a sense, its selfish for you to think that because there is nothing for me to get out of this, i wont bother. talk about them, make them feel good, all it takes is two lines of encouragement to brighten up someones remedial routine day. GIVE GIVE GIVE, thats your new interest. and practice is good. just ask with genuine interest "how was your day", when they "good", fire back with a big smile "its always good, really, tell me how was it" i did it once and they laughed and said "wow haha well, its been quite tiring, lot of customers, bitchy customers, so much work, havent had anywhere to sit..." and one they went for a minute or two. i replied with obvious sarcasm "that does sound like a really good day, you should teach me how to have days like that" and they laughed make friends with the people in places you frequent. turns you from just a regular customer to a guy who gets regular freebies and personal service. I got regular staff discounts because of it.