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‘Hello’ ‘Hello’ It’s not that hard!

By ninga 27 September 2008 41

Is it just me or do other people find that when they are out taking a walk along one of Canberra’s many footpaths, when they pass or come across people, if they smile and say ‘hello’ they are usually ignored completely or stared at as if you had said something rude?

Even on a day like today, bright sunshine, not a cloud in the sky and every reason to be feeling cheerful with spring in the air, the majority of people you meet or pass along a footpath will not return your friendly ‘hello’ greeting.

Surely it’s not that hard, even a nod or quick smile would be SOMETHING.

Alas, I find myself becoming inclreasingly despondant until soon I will give up saying hello and do as everyone else does, stare straight ahead and ignore any attempts by passers by at being friendly.

What’s Your opinion?


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Madman 10:37 am 29 Sep 08

I’m sorry if it was me in Macgregor… But I’m deaf – so I wouldnt be able to hear you.

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