Do you like to talk with strangers on the road or street?

India
April 10, 2013 3:56am CST
Today I feel embarrassing or occward when a person was talking me about computer class. Suddenly she called me Madam one minute I stop the vehicle but he start the inquiry about Computer class I say him please came on Institute then I will tell you about all courses but he was asking all about fees, days etc on road. I saw here and there because if somebody saw me then may be feel something wrong because in town this is very danger talk on street with anybody.
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@anil02 (24076)
• India
11 Apr 13
Hello, You was talking with a girl so I think nothing is wrong in it. But it is not good to talk with any male on the road.
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• India
16 Apr 13
You are right sir if women then no problem for talking but if men means not feeling good talk on street. Even they knows me but not like to talk on road.
@cttolledo (5028)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
For me it's unethical to talk to you like that on the street unless you are friends or that person know you very well... There's a proper place for that inquiry in the first place...
@gljcleeve (147)
10 Apr 13
I'm afraid that in the modern world it has become very dangerous to talk to strangers in the street unless you know that you have some one close by in case of trouble. There are far too many people nowdays who are ready and willing to rob or assault others whenever they get the chance. If asked about things to do with work, just direct them to the nearest office where it can be disscussed in privacy and safety.
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@danix1982 (593)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
i never talk to strangers because just happened 3 years ago when somebody talked to me and asked for a help, i tried to help the woman but i had no idea that it was there way to got my mobile and money.After this happened to me i decided not to talk to strangers even i want to help them, in short discussion yes i can but i never trusted people when they wanted to talk to me in the street.
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@jaiho2009 (39182)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
I agree with you sis, tell the person to come to your school office for information that he wants to know. I don't talk with strangers for long time. I may answer a few inquiries but not to chat.
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@jenny1015 (13374)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
I rarely talk to strangers. Unless I know that they need help, do I come to them and offer assistance. It is really unsafe to be talking to people we do not know. Some would use old people to lure us into their baits.
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@Frederick42 (2022)
• Canada
28 Apr 13
I certainly do not like to talk to strangers on the road, or anywhere else, for that matter. It is actually not even easy to trust any stranger. In this world , it is dangerous even to talk to friends. So,talking to a stranger is very dangerous. We need to be very careful and cautious.
@lady1993 (26943)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I am not very comfortable with it either.. Unless i feel like i am in a secure place, lie in a public building or school or the like.. I do not talk to strangers at all, unless they want help by asking directions or something.. But asking about computer class or kind of like convincing people is annoying.
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
It didn't bother me when a stranger approaches to me and asking something. I didn't understand why it is being a danger talking on the street? I think it is better to walk or riding vehicles with a person you know for safety.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
11 Apr 13
Well, to me, personally I do not find embarrassment or fear talking to strangers. I obviously have to see the context where I am. During the day, perhaps at the bus stop I can exchange a few words with those who, like me, are waiting for the means of transport. Then sometimes in bars, while I take a coffee in the room where there are people who do not know, sometimes I can even start a conversation with them talking about various topics. Of course, maybe when I'm on the street in the evening, I try to avoid any sort of contact. At certain times, you never know with whom one can encounter. Unfortunately, the bad-minded are everywhere!
@jazel_juan (15750)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
I believe most people don't talk to strangers as they did keep in mind what their mom said.."don't talk to strangers" But yes quite honestly i find it hard to strike a conversation to someone i just met.. but this is something i want to change too, i admire people who can easily go into a conversation with someone they just met. amazing trait for me.
@Iriene88 (5345)
• Malaysia
11 Apr 13
It is dangerous to talk on a busy road or street. Moreover we also can't focus on the conversation whilst blocking the traffic. It is best to make a proper appointment for further discussion. However, I normally do chat with strangers while queueing at the mall cashier counter, theme park, or while waiting for buses at the bus station. I am quite friendly and easily break the ice for a conversation.
@tinayu (214)
• China
11 Apr 13
yes,talking with srangers is something dangerous,i hardly talk to them except it's necessary.in most conditions, they want to ask me the way or need some helps.and you need to distinguish whether they are honest or not.fortunately,i am right every time.i am also very happy when the strangers show their gratitude to me.
@ARIES1973 (11487)
• Legaspi, Philippines
11 Apr 13
I can see two things her: First, there is a proper place for everything and if the person wants to talk about school matters, then he should talk with you in your office. Second, it is not really advisable to talk to strangers not that we don't have trust to anybody but because of different things that are happening right now. Being careful is the best thing to do. Have a nice day!
@kingparker (9680)
• United States
11 Apr 13
I won't mind talking to some strangers if they need instant help on stuff they don't know about. I might be that stranger too from out of town, and I might also need help from someone from the street. So, if there is no harm cause, I don't think that is embarrassing.
@Porcospino (31595)
• Denmark
10 Apr 13
I don't talk to strangers from the street very often. If a stranger contacts me in the street it is usually a person who can't find the street or the place they are looking for or a beggar, and my reaction depends on my impression of the person that I meet. I usually trust my intuition and based on the impression that I get I decide if I am going to help the person or move on. Unfortunately we can't always be sure that person who asks for help tells the truth. Some scammers pretend that they need help and when you help them they steal from you or something similar and I let my intuition guide in each case. If I sense that the person is lying I move on. Some time ago I was in another town and I had to ask a stranger for directions. I clearly felt that she didn't trust me because I was a stranger, and I understand why people are afraid to trust strangers.
• United States
10 Apr 13
That must of been awkward for them to stop you like that. I feel weird when strangers start talking to me. Of course, i'm polite and their polite. I never start a conversation with them. If they talk, i'm kind enough to respond a little then carry on my way. You have to be careful talking to strangers.
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Hi there! Since I have the chance to watch news, I have been very conscious when I go out, especially during at night. I feel that I have become a paranoid because of news of killing, robbery, rape and kidnapping. So now, I don't talk to anyone I don't know when I go out. I play the "poker face" type so no one would bother me or think that I'm having a bad so they won't mess with me. I don't like to be rude so just select whom to talk to and not to talk to. If worse situation happen, I have armed my self with self defense so I think I can handle the situation well. Wishing I could stay alive. Have a good day!
@mariaperalta (19086)
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
No, I was taught not to talk to strangers. And I have always been that way. i really dont speak to anyone unless I know them.
@airasheila (5455)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
how are you friend, well, generally it is really risky to talk to a stranger though there are some extent. for example, if you see that the stranger is really sincere in his/her query, then maybe you can give him/her a short word to be his/her reference. but, not totally giving your time to discuss and have a spontaneous converse with that stranger. after all, being safe is really the best way to keep fine.