Monday, April 5, 2010

Talking to strangers.

I read that I should go outside my comfort zone. One way I could do this was to take up an extreme sport like skydiving or tightrope walking in the mountains. Another way was to speak to someone in the line at the grocery store or at a coffee shop. I figured striking up a conversation with someone at the airport would suffice.

I did not get his name, we actually bonded over his dog. A "Westie" by the name of Ronnie something, something, something, something. Anyway, the dog was cute. She was going to Ontario, California to see her boyfriend, although her master assured me it was only a platonic relationship. He, the owner, seemed uncomfortable, apparently he hadn't read the same book and really didn't feel the need to move out of his comfort zone.

The encounter ended when his dog threw up inside her carrier. He cleaned it up and I disposed of the soiled napkins. I found a seat next to a couple that were sleeping.


  1. i know its not always easy to start a convo...especially when our parents always said, 'don't talk to strangers' ... lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. HI!!!!
    I have 2 cute little nests in one of my trees, the birds are sooo small with the cutest red heads on them!!!Have no clue what they are!!!!
    I love talking to strangers, I call it make a new friend everyday!!!!It is so fun, you can tell you wants to talk and who doesn't!!!!Sometimes, I just want to be quiet too!!!and that is OK!!!
    But I try and at least put on a BIG SMILE!!!!
    Thanks for doing that, it felt good huh!!!

  3. I talk to strangers all the time. Its a great way to make friends. But sometimes, they feel uncomfortable to continue the conversation.

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  4. We never know how the people that come into our life is going to effect us and we never know which ones are important until we strike up a converstaion. I say, why not take a chance becauase you just never know which person will take you on the ride of your life and which one will leave you standing in the line feeling akward.


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