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Originally posted by orange-light
when i wrote my post yesterday i got the idea that greeting each other in the countryside or in parks - much nature, overwhelming nature all around you - you might want to show the other individual that it is safe to pass you and get yourself assured that it is safe for you as well.
maybe an ancient instinct?
just an idea.
Originally posted by Indellkoffer
It's culture. In the South and West, it's common to nod or "howdy" someone on the streets. I'll often "howdy" the janitorial staff or yard work staff as well. Up North and East they look at me a little askance, so I'm more likely to nod and smile.
But of course, a goodole Texas drawl and a "howdy" often gets a nice nod back.
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
reply to post by Blazer
That's a strange, yet highly believable, story.
A lot of people seem to not just dislike interactions with their neighbours, but actively seek to avoid them !
Although, are you absolutely sure you didn't do anything that may have upset her previously ?