I have a relative who really likes to discuss The Weather (rather than using the weather as an innocent topic for an elevator ride, will actually call me just to talk about the weather forecast in my area and in my relative's area) and Politics (which I have no taste for).
As I can do nothing about the weather and dislike discussing politics, I try to beandip, but when asking this relative "what movies have you seen lately?" I get "I don't have money to see movies!" When I try to ask this retired relative about books lately read, "I don't have time to read!" When I ask about hobbies I get "I can't afford to do things!"
Please, EHell, save me. What are other beandip topics I can ask about? The only one I can think of that I haven't tried yet is to ask about my home sports team, whose news does not make it to where I live.