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Discussion: talking to strangers

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Mar 14, 2020 7:11 PM # 
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
Mar 14, 2020 8:19 PM # 
Same for me yesterday - people seemed friendlier while still trying to maintain distance.
Mar 14, 2020 8:21 PM # 
Well, neither of you guys is an old man. :-)

Clearly more research is needed.
Mar 14, 2020 8:50 PM # 
Maybe if the old man had his pink streamer on....
Mar 14, 2020 9:07 PM # 
Lots of folks at Gay City this AM. Maintaining distance, but still offering a friendly greeting.
Mar 14, 2020 9:51 PM # 
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.)
Mar 15, 2020 1:23 AM # 
Love the shade from Gail! :-)
Mar 17, 2020 1:22 AM # 
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.
Mar 17, 2020 11:52 AM # 
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.

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