Do you like it when people try to start a conversation with you?

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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I don't mind at all. As long as it isn't a subject I detest, talk away !

Smiley Crankenhoof Profile

Usually, I don't mind someone wanting to talk, especially if it gives me an opportunity to talk about current events and I get a chance to tie several events and their relationships to one another together.

Of course last week when I was doing some last minute shopping at Sam's Club, 15 minutes before closing time, one of the assistant managers wanted to follow me around yak-yak-yaking and I wound up checking out with less than 1/2 of what I intended to buy. I didn't like that very much.


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Didge Doo answered

I had a long commute to work by train -- over an hour -- but enjoyed it because I got plenty of reading done. One acquaintance liked to sit next to me and talk. That was something I didn't enjoy.

One morning I said to him, "When we die, Alex, God is going to lock us in a room together. I'll be trying to read and you'll be trying to start a conversation. It's going to be Hell for both of us." He got the message and shut up.

So do I like people trying to start a conversation? Depends who they are, what I'm doing, and whether they have something interesting to talk about.

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