The Daily Prompt
It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?
I would go for the non-committal brief small talk. I am a loner, always have been, always will be. Nothing anyone can say or do that will change that. In the old days they called me shy, well now shy has a new name and that is “Introvert.”
The friends I make are few and far between. I must say that I cringe inwardly when someone is more friendly than I would like them to be. I often think of it in-comparison to how cats are; you know, when a person doesn’t like cats, cats just go to them. I love cats by the way.
Anyway, people sometimes ask my opinion in stores. I honestly don’t know why they do that because I have a very closed body language out in public. I know this probably does not sound nice of me, but it’s as I said “Introvert.”
My mother on the other hand will get into huge conversations with strangers and find out their whole pedigree from the day they were born. Fortunately my children are also quite outspoken and that is good – I think one gets along much better in this world when one is not introverted.