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.
• 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.
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!
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
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.