I was shopping with a friend recently and in all the shops we went into she struck up conversations with all and sundry. I have to say here that my friend is a very generous, kind, friendly person, so you get the feel for her personality.
I tried to avoid all these little chats she was having and continued looking round each shop until she had finished these conversations.
My sister who leads a very solitary life is also ultra chatty with people in shops when she has the opportunity.
It worries me a bit that I avoid chatting to strangers or shop assistants. I am not an unfriendly person and have a good social life, but I wonder if I would be like this if I lived on my own and was lonely.
I don't want to turn into one of those old dears who hold up the queue with inconsequential chat, when I want to whip in and out of the shop sharpish.
I may one day regret my avoidance tactics.
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