Complete strangers

@sk66rc (4250)
United States
February 5, 2013 3:23pm CST
I don't know what it is about people... What is it that make people wanna just walk up to a complete stranger & start talking to them? I'm not talking about sales people... It's their job to talk to people... I'm talking about just random people saying stuff out of nowhere to a complete stranger... I'm sitting at a coffee shop with earplugs listening to music... I walk outside to grab a cigarette & I notice another guy standing outside smoking... It was pretty obvious that I was in my own world & all I wanted to do was have a cigarette by myself & get back to what I was doing... As soon as I light up my cigarette, I notice him walk towards me & started saying something... I take to earphone out & said, "excuse me?" & he points to the cigarette he's smoking & goes, "you know this brand has less chemicals in them"... I sorta looked at him funny & said, "that's nice" & went back to what I was doing... Then it dawned on me, what made him do that? Ever had that happen? Some random person walking up to you & make a weird comment or trying to start up a conversation for no apparent reason at all what so ever?
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@mariaperalta (19073)
• Mexico
5 Feb 13
Im not like that... I dont speak much unless I know them. Im kinda shy around people I dont know.
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@LeaPea2417 (36411)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Jan 16
My Mom and Dad do that all the time. They love to talk and they seriously will start talking to strangers and treat them like they knew them for years.
@Porcospino (31366)
• Denmark
6 Feb 13
I have met many people who are like that. Some people love to strike up conversations with strangers and they don't care if they talk to people they already know or people they have never met before. I don't usually approach strangers that way but I don't mind talking to strangers to approach me and I have had some interesting conversations with strangers. For some reasons strangers tend to approach me very often and they often confide in me and tell me about their their lives. Sometimes I am tired and not really in the mood to talk, but most of the time I find it interesting to talk to strangers.
@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
I guess there are just people who feel alright talking to people whom they have just seen. Well, some would just want to talk for the sake of talking. But others would, well, maybe find a new person attractive and would want to know that person better.
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
6 Feb 13
A good salesmen/-person is not approaching everybody. He/she knows exactly who they can talk to or sell something to. I think it takes courage or an open person to just say "hi" to a stranger, to start a conversation with a completely stranger. Personally I don't care (since these people are not talking to everybody either). It even can brighten up my day. For some people it's a way to have a chat every day, with someone else as the cashier. Others are (so enthousiastic) willing to share an idea or something that just keeps them busy at the moment or for longer. There are also people who just want to make you a compliment or say you remind them of a friend of years ago. It's fine with me. If I am not in the mood to talk I pass by with a smile, but there are also plenty of times I am in for a short chat with a completely stranger (or a longer one and my children keep wondering who that person is).
• India
5 Feb 13
Yes some people have habit of talking to just anybody. These people are straight forward and whatever running in their mind they just speak out as in your case that person felt like he must talk to you and he did it. Its in their nature and they don't care what others think about them. And sometimes these persons land themselves in the trouble as they don't think much before speaking.
@Cutie18f (9551)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
He must be a Filipino. We do that a lot and I do that a lot. I think it is part of our culture. We just think it is normal to approach anyone when you have a concern or comment. I do that a lot.
• Valdosta, Georgia
5 Feb 13
I'm not sure why people do that as I'm not someone who would ever do it but people start talking to my husband all the time. They constantly approach us and talk to him. I don't know what it is about him that gives strangers the comfortable feeling that they should talk to him but it happens all the time. And a lot of people ask my husband for a ride or for some money too. I don't know if they can just sense that he's such a good person or what...