Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want to Know


Do you say hello to random people you don't know on the street around town? If someone you don't know waves or says hello do you smile and wave or say hello back or do you just keep on keepin' on?

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

If I am walking on the sidewalk, and pass someone, I will either smile at them, or say hello.

And if someone did it to me first, I would definitely be friendly back.

Jo said...

I am very likely to greet people I don't know, or strike up a converation with a stranger. Anyone who says hi to me, definitely will get a smile and at least a hi back.

blueviolet said...

I'll smile back and say hi. If I meet anybody's eyes, I will usually smile.

tiburon said...

I do :)

But I am a pretty outgoing person. I strike up conversations with complete strangers all the time

That Girl in Brazil said...

THIS IS BRAZIL. Everyone says hello to everyone. With a TEETH smile (you know the difference between a teeth smile and a lip smile ....)

I'm more a lip smile person in general, but I ALWAYS say hi.

Christa said...

I always smile and say hello when I pass someone. Whether it be on the sidewalk or in the store, etc. Sometimes, I get crazy looks for doing it. Which makes me think that politeness is a dying virtue.

Vanessa said...

Yes, I usually say hi.

The other day these two kids were waving at me in the car. Didn't know them, but it made me smile.

Fugal Family said...

Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't, depending on my mood. If my 3 year old son with with me, he will say HI!! What's you name? How do you spell that? What is you favorite animal? Do you have any pets? Not only does the friendly little guy say hi, but he gets to know them. You would be surprised how sweet and nice people are and how many of them walk away smiling!!

Lara said...

I definitely smile when I pass someone, but I rarely say anything unless they do.

Becca said...

I always try to at least smile and usually try to say hi too! It just makes me feel better to be nice to someone else!

Me said...

Always. I always try to offer a smile to everyone I pass. I typically won't offer up a wave, but I would wave back if they were to wave at me.

Pedaling said...

i smile and say hi, often.

Olivia Carter said...

I smile back & wave, but sometimes I get shy so I tent to respond less vigorously than it's received- does that make sense?

I'm also not super observant so I tend to miss it when people are doing it to me. Sometimes I can be mistaken for being a snob, but I'm not, just clueless! haha!

LaurieJ said...

I am a waver and a helloer but I always hesitate just a second...too many times of being really friendly and then realizing they are waving to the person just over your shoulder. Hate that!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I am the crazy lady at the store who strikes up a conversation in line or even the same isle. So I am one who smiles when eye contact is made too.