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originally posted by: CranialSponge
Responding with a polite smile or 'hello' in return only invites them to further their advances. You just don't do it... most of us women have had to learn that lesson the hard way. Women learn to decipher the difference between a sincere friendly greeting and one that's not-so-sincere... but you can't always tell all the time, so the smart thing to do is to just play it safe by not responding at all.