I'm the same exact way! I talk to anyone. And after living in the same area of Florida for 44 years, I knew EVERYONE! My friends and family hated going anywhere with me as I always ran into someone I knew and you can't just say hi an move on, that would be rude. You have to stop and ask: "How ARE you?" and the classic Southern line: "And how's your mama and them?"Originally Posted by Gutmutter;2179448;
When we moved, we had been here a week. We took the dogs for a walk downtown and every 3rd person stopped us and talked. My husband finally said: "I thought moving up here you wouldn't know anyone and this would stop, but because everyone is so friendly up here, I can see its going to be even worse". Then about 2 weeks later, we went to a large festival, had been there about 2 min. when I did run into someone I know. He just threw up his hands and said: "I give up!"
I learn a lot from talking to strangers, like where to eat, where to get your hair cut and other stuff and when I was in sales, I made some good contacts that led to sales.
I could talk to a doorpost. I've been told that I am easy to talk too and I have this vast knowledge of mostly trivial information that makes it easy for me to talk to almost anyone on any subject. (I know just enough about a lot of subjects, but not a lot about any one subject! ) and I ask a lot of questions so the other person ends up telling me stuff. Sometimes stuff I don't want to hear, but sometimes good stuff that I wouldn't have found out about otherwise and that's a good thing in a new city.
By the way I am back. Had a great weekend with family.