I had the opposite experience yesterday. On an easy run around the neighborhood I passed about 7-8 people. We all gave each other 2-3m of space and when saying hi, I was greeted with a nice reply and a smile from all of them. A heartening experience actually
Same for me yesterday - people seemed friendlier while still trying to maintain distance.
Well, neither of you guys is an old man. :-)
Clearly more research is needed.
Maybe if the old man had his pink streamer on....
Lots of folks at Gay City this AM. Maintaining distance, but still offering a friendly greeting.
I saw a few people on my run this afternoon, and there was the normal greeting. (Well, actually a bit unusual because I typically run places where I encounter nobody.)
Love the shade from Gail! :-)
He's going to be gone before long.
But at another time it might evoke the opposite response. Maybe a toss of the coin, or day of the week? I'm mostly wrong when I judge a book by its cover.
I certainly vary widely in my interactions with strangers, sometimes trying to be friendly, sometimes happiest to have no interaction at all, just mood swings I guess. As Bob says, best not to judge a book by its cover.