Wait outside the door until the person in front of you leaves. If you are not here for a case, then do go and find John. I don’t do ‘small talk’.
No, don’t go and find John. John is trying to get ready for work and doesn’t need to wait around entertaining your guests.
You and that ‘job’. This is more important.
It’s more important for me to make small talk with people you don’t like than it is to pay rent? Well, clearly I’ve had my priorities wrong all this time.