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No not really, very unfortunate.

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Synyster 10 months ago

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It's not common here either, except for a few extra friendly people who tend to greet me because they always see me passing by the same place, even though we don't even know each other's names. :P :D

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primeiro 10 months ago

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You're welcome

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Synyster 10 months ago

Yes...and I hate it. Look the other way!! Look the other way!! Oh no...they're looking at me! ****.

Why is this assumed to be a good thing?

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Sukiesnow 10 months ago

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I wouldn't say it's necessarily a good or bad thing. Where I live, strangers mostly tend to just pass by you without a word, but that doesn't automatically imply any rudeness or negative intention on their part. People around here simply don't expect to be greeted by strangers.

If it's a friend, though, and you pass by them without so much as a nod, you would probably be asked why. :P

I personally don't have the habit of greeting people on the street, unless it's a person I know (also, if people greet me first, I will greet them too).

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primeiro 10 months ago

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Your post did say strangers.

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Sukiesnow 10 months ago

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Yes. :)

My post was talking about strangers, and I understand that you were also referring to strangers in your reply. (Didn't mean to imply otherwise.)

When I added the part about friends in my previous comment, it was simply meant as an additional remark about people's greeting habits my area.

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primeiro 10 months ago

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Well, it's about strangers...so let's stick to strangers. Friends are a different conversation.

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Sukiesnow 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

Not here. People know not what to do when i smile and nod. I want nothing from them.
It isnt like this in the south.

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Carla 10 months ago

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I'm not from the US, but I've been in Oklahoma for a relatively short time. I found that, compared to my area, people there tend to be more open about greeting strangers on the street.

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primeiro 10 months ago

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Southern folks are generally friendlier than those from the northern states.

Might have something to do with personal space.

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Carla 10 months ago

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Here they are too damn friendly...

My sister will talk to a cockroach if she sees it in the hall!

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Sukiesnow 10 months ago

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Yes, I believe that's the case. It's a matter of cultural habit.

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primeiro 10 months ago

Yes around my neck of the woods it is and it doesn't bother me a bit for the most part. I am usually one of those people that walk by and say "Hi" especially if someone looks sad.

Apparently it isn't uncommon for strangers to stop you and tell ya how beautiful you are either or they love ya(ono)(crs) I had that twice last week. My town is a we bit friendly (hehe)

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Lil_Princess 10 months ago

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That's a very, very kind thing to do. :D

lol, yeah, your neighbors seem a bit too friendly. :P

Greeting strangers is not generally done around here, but I've had a pretty peculiar case in which a middle-aged guy that lives near me saw me passing by. Then he greeted me very friendly, and said something like "Come on, let me give you a hug!", and offered to give me a hug. (I figured it was harmless and took it, but I think most people would just had walked away very quickly.)

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primeiro 10 months ago

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Most welcome. :)

Some here have a tendency to hug others especially my coworkers. Thankfully they respect my personal space bubble lol

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Lil_Princess 10 months ago

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lol, I'm not sure if people wanting to hug me at work would make work less stressful, or more. :P

Yes, good thing that they respect your personal space. lol

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primeiro 10 months ago

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I know for me it would make it more stressful lol

Plus everyone respects the girl who drives an 8000 lb piece of equipment (hehe)

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Lil_Princess 10 months ago

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Yeah, me too, lol.

(hehe) Yeah, they should know who they are messing with. :P

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primeiro 10 months ago

It's about evenly split, I suppose. Some folks are wrapped up in their own world and just barrel on through. Others notice those around them. I interact with strangers quite a lot when I'm out and about most of the time, occasionally I am wrapped up in my world, though.

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Bozette 10 months ago

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I'm usually wrapped up in my world.

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primeiro 10 months ago

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Welcome. :)

You ought to make it a point to look around sometimes, smile, nod, say "hi". It might just make someone's day a bit brighter...maybe even yours. (biggrin)

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Bozette 10 months ago

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(biggrin) Yes, that's true. That's a good advice. :)

I am usually shy to initiate contact with complete strangers. I probably should do that more often. However, there are people who live nearby who know me only by sight and have greeted me at least once while I was out for a walk, so I often look around to see if they are there and I always make a point to greet them every time I pass by them.

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primeiro 10 months ago

Well, I just moved back into a dorm

Now and then you'll get a smile in your direction, not really a wave or a hi

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BlindMist 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

Hasn't been my experience.

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Bub 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

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You're welcome :)

I'm actually going to open up by smiling more while saying "Hi, howya doin'" a bit more often now after reading some of the comments, primeiro.

Excellent post, by the way.

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Bub 10 months ago

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Great. Good to know that it was enjoyable. :D

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primeiro 10 months ago

If out walking in the neighborhood, yet.

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StarzAbove 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

Small towns tend to be friendlier, especially in the south. The New Yorkers that moved to our small town were always waiting to see what the locals wanted if any kindness was given to the newcomers.

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ozzyboy 10 months ago

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As though niceness requires a payback.
Suspiciousness.

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Carla 10 months ago

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Strangers in big cities are rarely nice just to be nice. You learn to be suspicious, or you'll be screwed (wary) Then when you get to a more friendlier environment, the habit is set and it's hard to lose it.

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Sofia 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

Yea...most people will..

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DandyDon 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

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Welcome..(smile)

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DandyDon 10 months ago

Nope. More likely to feel a knife in your back.

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Tiffanee 10 months ago

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Yeah, unfortunately, people need to be careful in my area too.

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primeiro 10 months ago

Yup.

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DW2 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

Yes, just saying "hi" but we dont high five or make out or anything...

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Jaxxi 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

Yes. It seems that in cities people avoid eye contact. In the country they seek eye contact to greet each other.

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Will_Janitor 10 months ago

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Yes, it does seems like so.

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primeiro 10 months ago

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"seek eye contact"

Well put, W... true, too :)

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Bub 10 months ago

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Loool xD I'm not good with eye contact.

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Sofia 10 months ago

In response to “Loool xD I'm not good with eye contact.

Me neither. lol xD

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primeiro 10 months ago

In response to “Me neither. lol xD

(hehe)

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Sofia 10 months ago

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primeiro 10 months ago

On the city, not really. But around my house, on the coffees, bus stations and such, yup.

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Sofia 10 months ago

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It seems that it tends to be more common outside of big cities.
Although the place where I live is not in the city center (and is less crowded), it still doesn't seem to be very common here for people to great each other. Not sure if it has to do with being suspicious of strangers.

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primeiro 10 months ago

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You're welcome :D

No matter where I am, if a stranger is saying hello, it's normally elders. They start conversations out of nowhere xD

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Sofia 10 months ago

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lol. xD "Hello! Let's talk about the weather!"

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primeiro 10 months ago

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Loooool Yeah. That or they start speaking of something that annoys them, or their families, or something that just happened.

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Sofia 10 months ago

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Lol, that's gotta be an interesting thing to witness. :P That doesn't happen around here; most people, including elders, just say at most "hi" or wish a good day. :P :D

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primeiro 10 months ago

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It happens more at bus stations, inside the bus or coffees xD

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Sofia 10 months ago

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I was thinking it was, like, while walking on the street. It makes more sense that way lol. :D

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primeiro 10 months ago

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