posted Thursday, 1 June 2006
Why do random strangers insist on smiling, saying hi and waving to me when I walk by? This only occurs when I am walking alone. Often these random strangers will insist in having a short conversation(like about the weather, or about the weather, or even about the weather,Often its an eldely gentleman insisting "put on a shweater young man , or youll catch a cold") Less often its a longer conversation,but that usually only happens with homeless people, or the mentally unbalanced. The strange thing is that other people will walk by the same person tending the same garden and not exchange a peep. And I'll walk by and have to hear just how bad her bunions/arthritis/gall bladder is doing, and her cat has stomach virus, and now her apple pie is burning.
Why? Do I look like a smiley, wavey, say hi type of guy? I really dont think so. (I always answer back, so u do have a point, except that I never initiated hellos, until I just joined em cuz I couldnt beat em) Dont get me wrong I have nothing against greeting people (im actually for it, friendly people make the word a cheerier and slower place) But why? (and since the question mark button on my keyboard didnt wear out yet ???????? ???? ??????)