Monday, October 4, 2010

Went to the store today and. . . . .

Well, i tried to start a conversation with a complete stranger and as i figured they were too engrossed with their lives to even respond to me. How hard is it to talk to people nowadays? Are we really that antisocial?

I ask you, does this happen to you any? or is it just me.

47 comments:

  1. Yeah, most people are assholes nowadays. Now I just think, why bother.

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  2. I don't mind talking with strangers. But that's sort of my job. The key is to keep it light hearted. Doing it at a store is kinda odd though.

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  3. Personally, i am kind of awkward with people. People tend to disrespect me, so i just avoid people.

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  4. I talk to people wherever. When I went to New York for the first time people were like "lol why do you say hi to strangers all the time?" and all I could say was "wasn't everyone you know a stranger at some point?"

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  5. You've got some good creativity in this blog!

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  6. i normaly dont talk to strangers :)

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  7. Now a days its so depressing, i get on a train and noone is talking, its just silence. People are so engrossed with their ipods their missing the real world. Interaction is critical for human development and this generation is just suffering

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  8. Most people don't want to talk because they fear you might be trying to scam them...

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  9. Nothing surprising there, people are wrapped up in their own lives to care about random strangers these days.

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  10. this happens a lot in my university, it's filled with reserved asians lol

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  12. as Anthrax or Trust would say... ANTISOCIAL !

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  13. well talking to people in general is hard now and days cause were all scared were gonna kill eachother. but i would say hi atleast if someone talked to me in a store

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  14. it depends what you talk about...surely.

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  15. it allways happens, but not on taxi drivers

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  16. I'm the opposite. I often have people making friendly conversation with me in the street and I feel too awkward to keep it going.

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  17. good follow up post to yesterday's

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  18. well, why would you talk to a complete stranger while shopping? it's just kinda ... creepy?

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  19. aGas, thats just the problem, why is that creepy? why do you think being friendly is creepy?

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  20. People just don't fucking have souls these days. I'm an extremely friendly guy and would absolutely love to strike up conversation with anyone.

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  21. People just don't care in America.

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  22. Yeah.. That's weird.. I wish we were more kind to one another, and open :P

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  23. @Paper As a New Yorker, we really don't say hello much. But, that's a shame, really.

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  24. good post, thanks for visiting me <3

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  25. Come to Sweden and try to talk to a complete stranger. People here are really silly. Last time I was on a bus, a woman went to the doors at her stop but they didn't open, and the driver didn't notice so he just continued driving. What did the woman do? She just stood there, quiet, said nothing. I mean, come on!

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  26. "Are we really that antisocial?"

    Yes, if you work retail you will definitely notice this.

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  27. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  28. haha good post. I feel the same way sometimes

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  29. nice blog dude!!! looking forward to the next post

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  30. It seems like nowadays if you speak to someone on the street, they auto think you're a creep or a weirdo. I wish it weren't like that anymore.

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  31. I don't miind engaging in conversations with strangers, but usually only if they talk to me first.

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  32. I think everyone's starting to be like that nowadays.

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  33. I just did this today! And yupp, I was ignored and got a weird look :(

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  34. the comments you left on my last blog post were really helpful :)

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  35. you should have walked up and been like HII!!!!!! IM TALKING TO YOU. lol

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  36. sometimes i dont mind other times I just dont want to be bothered

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  37. I enjoyed your point of view in this post

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  38. i came back...what did you talk to them about?

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  39. Everyone looks down at thier shoes..awkward eye contact..nobody wants to talk these days. You are actually made to feel like a loon if you pluck up random conversation with someone.

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  40. "Thumb said...
    Everyone looks down at thier shoes..awkward eye contact..nobody wants to talk these days. You are actually made to feel like a loon if you pluck up random conversation with someone."

    Holy !@#$ man you literally just explained Vancouver. If someone does try to have a random conversation with me I just go along having a good time. I mean might as well as half the time it's on the bus or sky train; nothing else to do but look out the window or ask the driver how his day is.

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