Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hello, Stranger

Thought y'all might find this interesting, especially since many of us Forest Hillers do spend our share of time on buses, trains and subways. What do you think? Will you take this article's advice next time you're on the train?
If you’ve ever been on a subway or public bus, you know the rules. Don’t make eye contact, stay as far away from other people as the space allows, and for the love of God, don’t talk to anyone. But what if the rules are wrong? From The NY Times: Hello, Stranger


  1. Interesting that the study points out that introverts responded well to the study. Most people (not the people doing the study) confuse introvert with shy. A person can be an introvert without being shy, shyness means someone who avoids social situations. I'm guessing that shy people would avoid even talking to the person handing out the other words they really didn't study enough people to make a true scientific study. As a woman, there is no way that I'm instigating conversations on the subway, I'm busy trying to avoid the men who are trying to start one with me.

  2. Personally, I'm more interested in the reviving of the federal pre-tax commuter transit fringe benefit and the raising of that limit to permanently match the parking limit with it coupled to a cost of living adjustment.

  3. I've seen plenty of people giving up seats to the elderly, pregnant women and young kids. All acts of kindness that couldn't be achieved without making eye contact. Pay it forward folks!