- Lead a team of people. It could be anything, from a workplace group to a military exercise or a sporting event.
- Haggle over the price of something. Flea markets and garage sales are great for this in a low-risk setting.
- Ask an older person to tell you the story of their life. It's going to take a while, so get comfortable. You're going to hear some crazy stuff, too, things you can't even imagine happening today. Not having the right to vote, living through a world war, life before the Internet, TV, airplanes, and modern medicine. Sure, grandpa's life wasn't exactly Lord of the Rings, but hearing about what it was like to live in another era can really help you weave better stories.
That last part is the truth. My grandfather grew up in Jim Crow South and my father grew up in a Westies owned Hell's Kitchen. The stories from that have shaped a lot of how I run a game.