Blather to Stranger

@Janurmas (645)
Indonesia
January 29, 2013 11:15am CST
In public location such as bar, cafe, or bus stop, I often be acquainted to a stranger. I always started to break the ice while I was alone in those location. Sometimes to a girl, but sometimes to a man. There are times that the stranger didn't want to make conversation to me, but sometimes there was a person that fun to have blather with. How do you think about starting an acquaintanceship and having blather with a stranger? Is it an odd thing for you if a stranger starting a conversation with you?
5 responses
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
30 Jan 13
I try not to talk to strangers here... I used to in the usa, but not here in mexico.
@Janurmas (645)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 13
Very good my friend. You know how to anticipate in your environment. I hope will not think I am a stranger if we meet later.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
29 Jan 13
I guess for me it depends on the stranger. Sme stranger creeps me out that I don't really have the courage to keep a conversation flowing. I often think how it feels for those outgoing people to just go ahead and strike a conversation with a complete stranger. I wasn't like that, I would just be in my corner waiting until I finished my business or somebody decides to talk to me.
@Janurmas (645)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 13
Yeah. It is right to be more focus on your business. Thanks a lot for you response.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
29 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i am glad to know about your habit of initiating talks with the strangers but i hope it does not turn out to be disadvantageous for u because there are some people who take undue advantage of others. So whenever u talk to any stranger be normal and do not get too personal about them. What say?
@Janurmas (645)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 13
Thanks for your advice. Yes, i always carefully when I start talking to a stranger. I also never too personal to stranger. I talk to them just for breaking the ice.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 13
I am good at 'breaking the ice' or start a conversation with a stranger. However, if the person response, then we can have more interesting topic. If not...no harm trying. There is one occasion at Statue of Liberty, we are in a long queue and we start talking to the person in front of us and behind us too. We exchange name cards and now we are friends via email. That is good!
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
I am very watchful when I am in public locations. I do not talk to all the people who would want to start a conversation with me. Well, if I do feel safe with the person, most likely women, then I would start a conversation. But if there were men who try to talk to me, I go away.