If you see your friend in a store do you avoid them???

United States
July 30, 2010 6:26pm CST
I personally avoid my friends when in a store mainly because its unexpected and you don't know what to say.Im just so use to seeing them at school but I sometimes don't avoid them but that only if I really know them well.Also depending at what store your at like wal-mart thats when I really avoid my friends.
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14 responses
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
I dont do that but i dont linger long with them. A simple hi and smile will do. Sometimes it's just hi, hello and i have to go. :D
• United States
5 Aug 10
Yeah it just depends like I just say whatz up you know but when Im with my family and they don't know my friends then I avoid them.
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
31 Jul 10
I don't really approach friends from high school. Since going to college no one really seems to want to keep in touch with me, although I have tried to keep in touch with them. So unless they want to talk to me I don't approach them anymore. It's kind of sad, but I just don't want to deal with putting on a happy face.
• United States
31 Jul 10
I feel the same way about seeing people from high school in the stores. I just see them and go about my business. If they notice me and say something I politely say hi and go on about my shopping. I had hoped that people from high school would mature and change- but its been such a hit and miss (more miss than hit) that I don't bother anymore.
@besthope44 (12146)
• India
1 Aug 10
I will have not avoid them.
• China
31 Jul 10
It's depends how close we are and my mood at that time.I think most of people feel in the same way... Have a nice day!
• Romania
31 Jul 10
I am not avoiding my friends....even i am in a store...i like spen time with them...
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
31 Jul 10
If I see a friend in the store, i will be happy to greet them. The only time i would want to avoid a friend in the store was if i was angry or upset with them. In that case, it would not be an ideal experience to confront them in the store. Happily, that circumstance does not happen often to me. Seeing a friend in the store makes your shopping experience just a little more pleasant.
• India
31 Jul 10
It's same with me if i am in the store i always avoid them because i need my privacy and freedom when i am out. I don't want any interfere in my free time. I do spend my weekends with my lover once and that is completely for me. Yes if they notice me then i have to say hi-hello to them.
@Sadie1675 (114)
• United States
31 Jul 10
Usually if I am really close to them I will stop and say hi and see what they are up to. I did this once and ended up going through through the store with them as we both shopped and just chatted the whole way. We ended up calling our other friends up and having a spaghetti night at my house. If I'm not that close to them I will stop and talk to them for a few minutes, because it can come back to bite you in the end if you don't. They will most likely notice you and want an explanation later as to why you avoided them. Then there is an awkward chat that isn't needed.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
31 Jul 10
I try not to do that because sometimes you might get caught and that would be more awkward. I've actually had some of my friends confront me because they thought I was avoiding them at the store which wasn't the case. So usually, if I spot someone I know I'd just greet them and be on my way or I'd stop to chat a bit if it is someone I'm closer with. I honestly don't see a reason to be embarrassed or anything to be seen talking with someone I know at a place like Wal-Mart. I mean, it shouldn't be a big deal since they are shopping there too.
@rose005 (254)
• India
31 Jul 10
It depends on what situation we met them. If my friends or I am busy than I don't say anything until they notice me and said hello. But if I am not busy and found my friends are also not than I went to them and say hi or hello, how was the day and for what they are here. I talk with them sometime and goes. If the friend is very close to me than I goes around with them and have fun them. I never avoid my friends avoid my friends and I hate friends avoiding me.
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
No...:D I say hi or hello to them...:D I greet them with a smiling face and they do something. We ask each other what happened to our days. The common..'Sup?:D Unless there is a reason for me to avoid him or her, I'll do the same thing over and over again.:D Sometimes, I have a little chat with them before I leave.:D
• United States
31 Jul 10
I don't avoid them, i mean they are your friends go talk to them and enjoy yourself. I used to be paranoid about being scene in wal-mart to, however when you get older you realize that everyone shops at wal-mart. Not usually for clothes but for other stuffs, they have cheap products there like food While I try not to go there as much as possible, i can't deny that somethings there are really just a good enough deal to go out of my way and make it a point of visiting it. Anyways back to the topic, just say hi to your friends and see whats up with them. =]
@spazz435 (323)
• United States
30 Jul 10
It depends on how close me and that friend were. If it were my really good friend, I would at least like to walk up and say hi and see what they've been up to. But if they were just a friend that I only talked to every once in a while, I would probably just keep walking around. If they walked by me and noticed me I would smile and say hi. But I wouldn't stop to talk to them. I thinks it's interesting that you avoid your friends if you see them in wal-mart. Wal-mart is a huge store and that's usually where everyone shops. It's hard not to see someone there that you know. I don't think that you should avoid your friends if you see them outside of school. There is nothing different about seeing them in a store, than when you see them in school. :)
@khulith (38)
30 Jul 10
when I am in stores and then I saw my friends, I greet them depending on the situation, like if they are busy in shopping or buying stuffs I do not approach them and just wait for them to notice if they will. but if they are also super close to me,..I don't hesitate to go to them and talked with them.