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    Default To say hello, or not say hello...that is the question.

    Just interested to hear how others would handle this.

    You are lined up at the post office. There is a woman in front of you with a baby in a pram and a young child. You realise you have met this lady once before, about 4 months ago. Her and her family know your DH as they have had social interaction a few times, however they've only seen you on one occasion.

    You have doubts she'll remember who you are, as you were wearing sunnies at the time you met and you had a different hair colour to now.

    Basically, you feel the chances of her recognising you - without actually being reminded of where you met previously - are slim.

    When she finishes her transaction she moves off in another direction, so no eye contact is made.

    The question - do you go out of your way to say hello and remind her that you know each other?

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    Most times when im at the shops and see someone i know, i avoid them because i hate awkward small talk. Unless of course they see me and make the first move, not that im rude, but i just hate small talk!

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    Nope. I avoid eye contact and then silently high five myself when interaction is avoided. I o this even with people I've met on several occasions.

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    Nope. If I see someone I know but they haven't seen me, I keep on moving.

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    Nope. No point really. And if by chance someone spots me I'll say I didn't see them there. My ex sat down beside me with his family at the school christmas concert and I pulled that line.

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    No I couldn't be bothered with someone I have met once. And you said they didn't see you. If I see someone out and about I like I have no problem saying hello or making small talk , if I like them that is. If I don't I just pretend I didn't see them. If I see someone out and they just ignore me I just assume they don't like me.

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    I wonder why we are all like this?

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    Default To say hello, or not say hello...that is the question.

    Depends. If she seemed like someone I would want to talk to and be friendly with i'd say hi. If I didn't particularly think much of her at the first meeting I wouldn't. Also would depend on my mood at the the time - sometimes I'm chatty, sometimes I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I wonder why we are all like this?
    *hangs head in shame...*
    I think for me, its because most of the time im socially awkward and hate small talk, plus when im at the shop im normally on a mission to get in and out and hate being held up ☺️ thats my excuse anyway.

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    I don't mind if the person is nice and I like them and the feeling is mutual. But you know the people who seem to think they are really superior to you? I hate running into them, I stay out of their way!


 

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