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sashki 11-16-2012 09:16 PM

Talking to Strangers
 
Although the Pit does feature a small-but-vocal group of Alpha++ males, it's safe to say that a significant percentage of The Pit has difficulty engaging in social interactions.

I challenge you (yes, You™) to start a conversation with a stranger during the course of the next week, beginning Monday November 19th. Post results in this thread.

Q. But what if they think I'm weird?

You post on an internet forum for people who don't play guitar any more. You are weirder than anyone you talk to could ever imagine. Embrace it.

Q. What if I get raped?
Don't flatter yourself.

I don't suffer from anxiety, but I do find it difficult to start conversations. I feel like I have nothing to say, or at least to begin with that will get the ball rolling. We'll see how it goes.

Feel free to explain why this is a bad idea.

ErikLensherr 11-16-2012 09:17 PM

Okay sign me up.

SteveHouse 11-16-2012 09:17 PM

I think I have appointments with at least two new people on Monday. Done.

ChrisBW 11-16-2012 09:18 PM

Do this anyway each week :wtf:

Talked to a random girl today while waiting to cross the street, got her number. :cool:

due 07 11-16-2012 09:19 PM

I will if someone tells me how.

sashki 11-16-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by due 07
I will if someone tells me how.

Pretend you're British and complain about the weather.

gabcd86 11-16-2012 09:21 PM

Might go to the pub with my flatmate tomorrow, will try then. But egh, talking to strangers. :sad:

So-Cal 11-16-2012 09:22 PM

What if I get stabbed or worse ignored.

metal4eva_22 11-16-2012 09:23 PM


ErikLensherr 11-16-2012 09:23 PM

You could make it more interesting. Like, you have to approach 10 strangers in a day, and maintain conversation for a certain time limit. And they have to be girls, unless you're gay or a girl yourself in which case they have to be hot young studs.

And you have to wear a fedora.

Thrill-house 11-16-2012 09:23 PM

I talk to new people everyday at work.

sashki 11-16-2012 09:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by So-Cal
What if I get stabbed or worse ignored.

Stab them first with your razor-sharp wit.

Bob_Sacamano 11-16-2012 09:25 PM

Are they strangers if we see them all the time and kinda know eachother but never actually talk to them? Cause I'm cool with that, but someone I've never seen before? I never even have a chance do do that even if I wanted to.

eGraham 11-16-2012 09:27 PM

I talk to strangers almost every single day. It's in my job description.

genghisgandhi 11-16-2012 09:27 PM

I sort of just did a few hours ago, though I guess he started it. I was at Rite-Aid applying for job and this guy saw me and said "you know the place I work is hiring" and I said thanks and asks where he works and one thing led to another and apparently we both have a few mutual friends.

So-Cal 11-16-2012 09:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sashki
Stab them first with your razor-sharp wit.

I'm flattered that you think I have razor-sharp wit, but I'd probably just scare them away with my spaghetti. But you know what fuck it, i'll try.

jthm_guitarist 11-16-2012 09:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sashki
it's safe to say that a significant percentage of The Pit has difficulty engaging in social interactions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sashki
You post on an internet forum for people who don't play guitar any more.

:(

orangepi 11-16-2012 10:22 PM

I have to meet, and talk to people I don't know on a daily basis. This will be easy.

JayT44 11-16-2012 10:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sashki
Q. But what if they think I'm weird?
You post on an internet forum for people who don't play guitar any more. You are weirder than anyone you talk to could ever imagine.

:haha: :haha: :haha:



I talk to strangers pretty regularly. It's much easier to do on a campus than out in a normal city.

ThrashUnleashed 11-16-2012 11:08 PM

I talk to strangers quite often...


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