Let's imagine that I go home after work and suddenly my colleague catches up with me and walks next to me.
Since we have no common interests there is nothing to talk about or at least no any topic interesting for both of us comes in my mind. Eventually “that awkward silence” situation appears.
I do respect my colleague and find him/her vary a decent man/woman. I know there are a few common ways how to deal with this situation: wearing headphones, sunglasses, or another accessory which will make you appear less approachable.
I believe it will work but from my point of view it is quite easy to recognize and actually a bit rude, because it is like to say implicitly "I don't want you to walk with me".
My situation is a bit different, because actually I have nothing against the fact that someone will come with me, but I do believe that if someone comes up to you that is his/her responsibility to come up with a topic.
Just want to know whether it is something wrong with me or there is a way how to handle this situation with “that awkward silence”?