G'Day ?????

@Calais (10899)
Australia
February 6, 2007 1:06pm CST
Why dont people say G'Day to each in the street anymore. Are we took caught up in ourselves ? These days people are too scared to have eye contact ? I think that its sad. Whats your opinion ?
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8 responses
• Australia
9 Feb 07
G'day mate? im johnny from melbourne...
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
Hey Johnny, Hows it goin?
• Australia
12 Feb 07
sic love seen all these bloody dun up VL CAlAIS turbos and stuff doin chap laps up n down chaple street here in melbourne..
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
12 Feb 07
Dont show me pictures like, I get w** (HA HA). Thanks mate.
@rachel83 (101)
• Australia
10 Jul 07
i've been here just over two years...and i haven't heard anyone say it yet! my partner says a lot of people say it in the country though. you're right, it's sad, people are becoming more distant with each other, like they don't want to get too close to others.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Jul 07
No, its quite sad really, the good old days have gone...
@rachel83 (101)
• Australia
10 Jul 07
thinking about it though, people are a lot nicer and more open here than in england...i was chatting to a woman today at the bus stop, she even sat next to me on the bus! i can't imagine that in the uk.......:O)
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Hey, I teach American English in Thailand, and all my students learn to say G'Day with a broard grin. I tell them that's what to expect when they go to Australia. Don't tell me I'm wrong?
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Sorry for the duplication, I'm just going through friends discussions. Should have checked first.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
no worries, yeah you do find people are more friendlier in the country, the city is a whole different story.
• United States
29 Jun 07
I think that people are in a rush, and scared to make eye contact because of the sad world we live in now. I have no problem. I always look people in the eye, and say hi, or smile. If I happen to catch them look up, then they will respond. Very sad indeed.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
It sure is sad...People , I think are scared in case they get looked at in the wrong way, not friendly at all these days.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
It is a sorry state of affairs where you can't say G'Day, without risk! It reminds me of when I was younger, I was one of a group of young managers for a retail chain, all of us young country lads, and we had to go to a larger city for a seminar. A group of about eight, we walked from our motel to where the seminar was each morning, saying G'day to everyone on the way. Geez, some of the looks we got, you'd think we had blasphemed or something, lol! I think one in about ten replied!
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
Its a horrible feeling, and it makes you wonder where the worlds heading. People look at you like you are diseased or something and you are only being friendly...How sad.
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
In my area(country SA) it is still quite a common thing and I can't remember a day when I have been down the street or in a shop and someone has said G'day to me or asked how I was. I always say G'day or Hello to people, I might get a weird look now and agian but I don't care. Though in Adelaide it is a different story, you dont look people in the eye or say hello, it is seen as a threat or something. I hate the city to be quite honest, full of to many uptight a holes most of the time. They think you have rabies if you say hello or speak to them. lol
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
I do all the time, especially here in a little country town the people are so friendly. I hate the city for the same reason you do. Its horrible.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
7 Feb 07
G'DAY MATE, I'm an Aussie teaching English (American English that is) to adult Thais, and one of the first things they learn is the good old Aussie 'hello' and they love it. Some of the more advanced students also greet me on Mondays with 'didjaaveagoodweekend?'It's great mate.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
7 Feb 07
Thanks, that brought a smile to my face. Thats great to hear. It's a shame us Aussies arn't so enthusiatic. I am but that's just me. It dosn't cost anything to smile or say hello.
• Australia
9 Feb 07
hey im johnny ill b ure friend