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Old 11-16-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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Okay sign me up.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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I think I have appointments with at least two new people on Monday. Done.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Do this anyway each week

Talked to a random girl today while waiting to cross the street, got her number.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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I will if someone tells me how.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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I will if someone tells me how.

Pretend you're British and complain about the weather.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:21 PM   #7
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Might go to the pub with my flatmate tomorrow, will try then. But egh, talking to strangers.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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What if I get stabbed or worse ignored.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #11
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I talk to new people everyday at work.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #12
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What if I get stabbed or worse ignored.

Stab them first with your razor-sharp wit.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:25 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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I talk to strangers almost every single day. It's in my job description.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:41 PM   #17
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it's safe to say that a significant percentage of The Pit has difficulty engaging in social interactions.

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You post on an internet forum for people who don't play guitar any more.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #18
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I have to meet, and talk to people I don't know on a daily basis. This will be easy.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 PM   #19
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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.





I talk to strangers pretty regularly. It's much easier to do on a campus than out in a normal city.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #20
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I talk to strangers quite often...
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