There’s a fascinating article at Reader’s Digest about a guy who decided to try saying hello to everyone in his path for a month. The results, although probably predictable, are quite interesting. He notes that it’s not as easy as you’d think, and I’m right with him there: I struggle to be friendly to strangers for who knows what reason (I’m chalking it up to shyness, but there are probably a dozen other things in the way as well). The Beloved One, on the other hand, has no problem saying hello to all and sundry, although this might be because of her job.
If I can get over the shyness and “weirded-outed-ness” of saying hi to strangers for a few days, I’ll let you all know how it goes. Anyone else keen to try this experiment? Or are you already extroverted enough to not need to do this?