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Sat Jan 18, 2014, 08:05 PM Jan 2014

How often do you say "hi" to stangers when walking around? [View all]

I usually don't make eye contact with passers-by and I don't really talk to strangers unless they talk to me first.

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I am happy to say hello to people on line.. AsahinaKimi Jan 2014 #1
the midwest - I have always said Hi and smiled at people rurallib Jan 2014 #2
I always do.................... mrmpa Jan 2014 #3
I do too. It's a very Pittsburgh thing! femmocrat Jan 2014 #18
yes, we Southerners are tought to be polite from birth nt arely staircase Jan 2014 #4
Always. 840high Jan 2014 #5
Largely depends on population size, imo. elleng Jan 2014 #6
I'm one of those annoying people Cadfael Jan 2014 #7
Me too! redwitch Jan 2014 #15
A kindred spirit! Cadfael Jan 2014 #27
I just go through my life chatting away with anyone I see. Walk away Jan 2014 #26
I usually try to get a smile or a chuckle Cadfael Jan 2014 #28
That's the up and down side of living in NJ....people are generally nuts... Walk away Jan 2014 #30
I often say hi to people who look like they need a pick me up. I often say hello to older people. applegrove Jan 2014 #8
All the time unless they actively avoid eye contact. nolabear Jan 2014 #9
Never unless they say hello first. hrmjustin Jan 2014 #10
Sometimes Ron Obvious Jan 2014 #11
Young women often get an aggressive "Hey -- smile!" thrown at them. Arugula Latte Jan 2014 #22
That's one thing that bothers me about living in Japan Art_from_Ark Jan 2014 #12
Definitely a small town custom. Can't imagine saying 'hi' to every stranger on the street in NY. mnhtnbb Jan 2014 #13
Often, Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2014 #14
always. I am Canadian, need I say more? auntAgonist Jan 2014 #16
Ditto nt laundry_queen Jan 2014 #25
Whenever I catch eye-contact with a passerby. Iggo Jan 2014 #17
Depends on my mood LadyHawkAZ Jan 2014 #19
No...and I avoid all eye contact too.. HipChick Jan 2014 #20
It depends on the situation. Arugula Latte Jan 2014 #21
I spent a lot of my youth in Europe and my mother is French aint_no_life_nowhere Jan 2014 #23
Not nearly often enough, in all probability..... (nt) Paladin Jan 2014 #24
Pretty often, actually. It's not unusual in this part of the country Arkansas Granny Jan 2014 #29
Up here, being polite to strangers is a matter of survival... MrScorpio Jan 2014 #31
Howdy or Hi, almost always. I spent 4 years at Texas A&M HereSince1628 Jan 2014 #32
I voted always - "almost always" would be more accurate ConcernedCanuk Jan 2014 #33
I have social anxiety JonLP24 Jan 2014 #34
Anyone who's look I catch... rppper Jan 2014 #35
I'm southern, its a rule. Everyone gets a courteous greeting... ms liberty Jan 2014 #36
I generally do a head bob/bow to everyone I pass by. Xyzse Jan 2014 #37
It's pretty much second nature here Sissyk Jan 2014 #38
It depends on cultural setting. I was raised in big-city north-east, where struggle4progress Jan 2014 #39
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