Did you say good morning to a stranger today
November 15, 2008 8:35pm CST
In New York people pass one another without saying good morning. I think it's a nice gesture; even though you don't know the person. Some, not all have become so wrap up in their daily lives they forget we are all in this together. Wouldn't it be a nice to have someone say good morning to you. It makes the day go better. What do you think?
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12 Feb 09
Its always feels nice to greet somebody good morning. I haven't been to New York but I imagine its a very busy city with thousands of people walking in every direction. I guess saying good morning to everyone you meet there would be tough! I'd say it could happen if you meet a few people on the lift would be a good opportunity to say good morning or any greetings that fits. I often say good morning to strangers especially when its a quite day in the park on in the streets. I guess you will know if somebody you're thinking of saying goodmorning to is a nice person that you get the urge to do so. Otherwise I myself wouldn't bother. Have a nice day and Good day to you!
3 Dec 08
Hello my dear venus7992000 Ji, I wish to wish every starnger 'Good-morning", I did pick up this habit while I was in Miami area for six months, but here in my country, people known each other do not wish and wait to be wished. I understand your feelings about whole day. I wish you very good morning May god bless you and have a graet time.
• United Arab Emirates
16 Nov 08
I like that attitude. I hate when people who you said Good Morning will not bother to at least smile at you. At work and in the house I practice a 'greeting and smiling attitude just to start another new day. Even I don't know them personally but I see them often, I really say my Hi's and Hello's. I want to have a fresh start so I like saying Good day to everybody so they'll make my day good too.
16 Nov 08
Unfortunately I did not say good morning to a stranger today. The reason is simple, I have not gone out. I rarely say good morning on the Internet because of time differences. Usually I try to at least smile to strangers. Many smiled back. A few ignored me completely. Due to certain reasons I do not initiate a greeting to female strangers unless it was necessary.
• United States
16 Nov 08
As a former New Yorker, I know exactly what you mean. I think it happens in the big city because you can't ever be sure about who you are saying good morning too. Will that person get mad at you..well..just because, will they take that as an invitation to try and hit on you for the next four blocks? You get my meaning. I moved to IN after living in NY for 21 years and it was a complete shock. People that you've never met or seen before talking to you out of the blue like they've known you for years, its the same where I live now in KY. There's quite a bit to be said for southern hospitality LOL. I think if we all just took the first step and said good morning or hello or just a little smile to total strangers, it would make the world a nicer place to live and you may just make someone's day :)