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Friday, July 14, 2006

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CRD

Personally, I'm way too shy to start up conversations in public with strangers.

As far as them doing so with me, I think I'm fairly okay with it, because they are the ones making the effort and it makes it easier for me and my shyness to warm up and meet new people.

There are exceptions. Like my crazy neighbor. I read once that in making small talk, one should not unload all your problems on people. That should be saved for close friends. My neighbor: that's all she wants to do, is grab you and complain about her life.

CRD

I do enjoy your anti-social schemes though in trying to not talk to people.

Remember 9-11

You're just a big meaniehead.

melanie

i don't think you REALLY hate those people.. on account of, remember, umm, how i forced you to be my friend by sing-songing:
hiiiiii_____! every single day upon coming in to work, and you'd always grumble "hello, melanie", and not even look up? but then -- eventually -- i won you over, didn't i? so it's not the people you don't like, it's perhaps the expectation you think they have that you respond the same way.. when you realized that i thought you were funny just the way you are, you relaxed, and we became the best of buddies -- and you never changed the way you are, and i never changed the way i was...

an interesting post-script...said "meeting" was over 8 years ago, and i have since become much more jaded and less open w/ new people... you lucked out pal. you caught me when i still liked people as a whole.

dvdguy

Mel: You won me over each afternoon at work by buying me Chex Mix from the snack machine.

gunther

be greatful that it comes to you naturally - i have to drink 6 cups of coffee to get that "edge" -

melanie

dvd:i don't remember buying you chex mix.. it was dr.pepper.
gunther: caffeine is the key to my friendliness.. lots and lots and lots of caffeine.

gunther

melanie: that's what dvdguy needs!!!!
at least now we know how to ANNOY him - heeeeeheeeee

melanie

gunther: sadly, as i recall, dvd consumes plenty of caffeine; by way of dr.pepper, mountain dew, and diet coke, and/or any variation of said beverages.. it seems to have no affect.

dvdguy

Mel: No effect? Horse hockey.

melanie

DVD: you're right..i shouldn't make such assumptions.. i've never seen you first thing in the morning, so in all honesty, maybe what i've seen IS the caffeine-improved version? yikes.
:D

dvdguy

Caffeine takes the edge off the grumpy. Just the edge.

gunther

at my house caffeine "puts" the edge "on" the grumpy -

it's unbelievable - and my dog likes to slurp my cup when i'm not looking - sneak thief!! she gets headaches ya' know -

melanie

gunther: caffeine makes my sister all grouchy too.. go figure. it makes me happy happy happy!

dvdguy

Caffeine makes me non-headachy. That's the only reason I keep drinking it at this point. I dread the detox headache.

Anna


DVDGUY:Must be hard not liking small talk living in the south. I have noticed, here, that every other person in Walmart would tell me their life story if I gave them the "hello smile". I have gotten Waaay too much personal information from strangers in the check out line.


As for me, I was so shy before I had kids, that I wouldn't even talk to myself. But I guess I grew out of it some, cause I will talk someones ear off, but they need to make the first move. There is a fine line between being friendly and being annoying.

melanie

i'm friendly as the next guy -- but i think it is SOOOOO creepy when people give the whole life story on first-meeting..weird weird weird.

gunther

they're reaching out to you dvdguy!!!!

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