Do you say hi?

@tap0991 (2767)
United States
January 18, 2010 1:36pm CST
Do you say hi when you see people you know? and if you do do you wave or do some form of physical acknowledgement? I have noticed that I usually wave and say hi or hey. A lot of people I say hey to usually dont wave they just look at me and say hey. Now I am curious what do you do? Are you the person who waves, nods their head, or jumps up and down waving?
18 responses
@AmandaMBF (284)
• Brazil
18 Jan 10
I don't say Hi when I see people I know. If people says hi to me I say hi to them. But I just say hi and continue doing what I was doing before see them...
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
18 Jan 10
ohh forgot that option. But why dont you say hi?
• Brazil
18 Jan 10
Because I think it isn't necessary. Why I have to say Hi?
• India
18 Jan 10
True what i see, your right. For a educated person gutt feelings come to shake for most of the time. Mostly people do so but not in every case does so.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
no i dont. but if someone says hi, hey or how are you.... then i say something back. my wife is also a hi, hey, hello person. i guess that is cool for girls only my opinion. it looks very girly to say hi it looks cute. so if someone say hi then i give my his too no problem with that. i am just to shy to say hi first. har har har
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 Jan 10
haha so your too shy? well you do you ever wish someone you knew would say hi but they walked by you either knowingly or unknowingly?
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
hmmm no har har har. whats funny is i came from a popular family. we are musicians and i have an uncle and an auntie who a great dancers. so in our area we are quite popular. people tend to say there hi and hellos. it is great to see people who do that but i am not good starting conversations as well
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 Jan 10
haha that is interesting. Why you scared? most people just want to talk to get to know you.
@pwnson (151)
• India
24 Jul 10
Yes, I say Hi when I see people I know. When people say hi to me I also say hi to them.Nope I never waves ,nods their heads or jumps up and down waving.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
29 Jul 10
lol just a plain and simple person. There is nothing wrong with that. thanks for responding.
@jho2010 (155)
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
hi! yap,i say hi to the people i know and used to talk to, but i don't wave.But sometimes, when i happen to see familiar faces, like parents from my kids school, i just take a nod. And when i saw my girl friends, i say hi and approach her to have a cheek to cheek.As you can see i have different kinds of greetings to different kinds of people.There comes a time also that that i greet some people i don't really know, i mean for example, i have joined a group exercise in our place, and it's my first day to attend, i greet the person who looks nice or friendly. Actually, since i was a teen, i am the kind of person who loves to smile to every people i know in our neighborhood.Im not a snob, i think that even just a simple smile can brighten someone's day, so im willing to share it, and what more? Smiling can make you look young without the need of surgical facelift in the future...:-)
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 Jan 10
I agree smiling is good and a smile can brighten anyones day.
• United States
19 Jan 10
It all depends on how well I know the person. Generally, though, I'd have say I just say "hello..." Or "howdy" if I'm in a goofy mood. lol
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 Jan 10
hahah interesting. not many people say howdy any more that I have heard of.
• United States
18 Jan 10
It would depend on the person that I knew. If it was a close friend of mine then I would probably run over and tackle-hug them. If it was just an acquaintance of mine then I would probably just smile and say hi.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
18 Jan 10
tackle-hugs are fun. But yea if i knew someone and they were a close friend of mine depending on how they were they get a big hug and sometimes a kiss. If they were an aquintance I usually wave, smile, and say hi.
• India
18 Jan 10
no i don't say hi.i used to show my hand signal to every one including my colleagues also.if we are far away when we saw our friend can we say hi to them.only if you have to shout hi.for that purpose i used to send hand signal to them.........
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
18 Jan 10
haha well im thinking more in a close manner like you pass them in a room or something like that.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
29 Jul 10
It depends on how well acquainted I am with the person. Some people I am polite to and some people I try to avoid. Then there are people I will greet or stop to talk to if I have the time.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
If that person is close to me.. I will wave and run towards them and would say "hi" but if that person is not that close to them.. I would Just smile and probably wave my hand... :)
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
24 Jan 10
It depends of people i know: if this people was my ancient friends or if i like them in the past, i say hi but if i hate this people, i don't say anything and didi lie i don't see and don't know them, but if they say hi to me, i will reply.
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
21 Jan 10
I just raise my hand and say hi.. or depending on the situation.. I just move my head a little bit.. kinda like a silent hi.. :)
• China
20 Jan 10
Hi,tap0991,it depends on my mood ,when I was happy and exciting I would say hi and wave to them,when I was feeling down I wouldn't say hi,I just smile to them.I have to say I'm kind of emotional.Haha,happy mylotting and have a nice day.:)
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
Yes, I normally say Hi when come across someone I know. If I don't say hi, i would at least smile or nod my head.
@dhysanne (451)
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
Honestly, If I know the person, I say "hi" or any greetings just to acknowledge the person. A simple nod or smile will do just to let the person know that I saw him.
• Mexico
19 Jan 10
Usually when I see people I know I say hi to them and they say hi in return nothing else most of the time I'm the one that sais hi first.
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
I am a shy type of person. I don't greet people unless they are my family and close friends.But if they are a classmate, schoolmate, professor I don't say hi or wave anything. I just wait for them to greet me and that's the time i will say hi and smile at them. If they where my close friends we kiss cheek to cheek or even hug whenever we are saying goodbye.
• United States
18 Jan 10
Nope, im more of a peace sign and a man-nod kinda guy
• India
18 Jan 10
Yes i do so, i wave so. i do the same as you do so. It depends upon there thinking which does them to do upon so.my thinking sense doesn't render me to do what the other people do so. i have told you what i do so, so you not be curious.