My name's David, and I live in East Kilbride, about half an hour in the car from Glasgow.
I switch off when people start talking about religion. It's not that I'm not interested in what it means to you and how it relates to you, it's just that I doubt I will feel the same way you do about it. If you are Catholic, can you to explain to me what the deal is with meat and Fridays? How come meat from a sea based animal is allowed, but a land based animal is forbidden?
There is no such thing as an awkward silence. Just an opportunity to listen more intently. Which suits me down to the ground as I am much more of a listener than talker.
Don't ask about how I came up with the name Mr_turnips. It's an uninteresting story and you'll only end up disappointed.