Aquaintances ...Are They Really Reliable ?

Thiruvananthapuram, India
June 28, 2007 11:29am CST
People whom you meet in different occasions ...people whom you are introduced to you by your friends ... people whom you meet by chance and try to know each other .. ...Will you take the first impression for granted or do you discard such introductions as just passing fancies ?
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
I would just be polite and acknowledge them politely. Since they are mere acquaintances, I would be more open and give any first impression a second validation. It would not be fair to honour or condemn one based on first impression. The person might be nervous and fare badly at the first introduction. It takes time to know really know a person. Hence, I do not take first impression for granted or discard them as passing fancies.
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@sizzle3000 (3038)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Most of the time I take people for who they are at first site. After that I take them as they come. I either accept them for who they are or move on. I have a friend who is a liar. He can not help his self I guess. I have a great time when we are together. I just can't believe anything he tells me. I accept him for what he is and I am still friends with him. I am always your friend until you do something that makes me not a friend. I am a very open minded person but I do have my limits.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I would rather get to know people before passing judgment as to their personalities and qualities. It's true that a first impression of someone stays in a person's mind, but if that person gets to know an acquaintance then that impression just might be changed either for better or for worse.
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
28 Jun 07
It depends on the situation. First impressions count sufficient to let me know if I want to be friends with the person or not. Many times I have been wrong with first impressions. Now I give myself more time to get to know the person before I befriend them.
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@kampo90 (289)
• Antarctica
28 Jun 07
i really like to now somone better before making an opinion about him i wouldnt trust an aquauntance but i wouldnt distrust them i wuouldnt take first impresions rock solid because maybe he just had a bad day or smething hapend and hes really bumd out about it and dosent show his good qualaties i would try to talk to them to get to now them better and get to see what theay are all about and try to talk o them on difrent ocasions if i have the chance
@navtech (1776)
• India
28 Jun 07
dear Sukumar, How can you rely upon an aquaintance? Who can be relied upon is big question?. Just met somebody by introduction, or just met them in some party never amounts real reliability of a person. To consider a person is reliable based on a long time interaction with him. By dealing with him on many issues, on your own, you develop an idea to his reliability. Not by just met him on the road.
@ocalhoun (199)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Well, you have to make allowances for the different things that might be affecting a person when you meet them; they could just be having a bad day, for example. However, it is possible to know a good deal about a person from just a casual meeting... In my job, one of my tasks is to ring up and scoop ice cream for people. I can often determine what flavor of ice cream they will choose before they themselves know what they want, and whether they want it in a dish or a cone. Then, I can often guess exactly what amount of money they will give (and therefore, I can count out the correct change while they're still getting their money out.). I'm not always correct (and some people are easier to guess than others), but I often am.