Small talk, mindless chitchat can get annoying. Amirite?

Some people feel compelled to add words after Hello... Saying "Hello"...is pretty much necessary...ha...but after that? "How are you today?" (I could care less.) "Yes it was nice out." (Please. Cut to the chase.) "So where are we on the Park Place Zoning?" (Finally. F-ing Finally) Does endless, meaningless chitchat sometimes drive you mad?