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Do you greet people you do not know as you walk on the footpath?

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I love doing that !! It is so good when someone actually smiles and replies back. But sometimes people do not reply back or even smile. I feel so stupid when that happens :-\
by BK
Makes you wish you could swear at them in a foreign language! LOL.
by Rice
I mostly do -about 95% of the time./

I walk every morning with my dog and many people also greet me, there are a few who just walk past with their heads down and a few grumpy ones who barely answer. I make sure I say a very cheery Good Morning ot these ones.

Even people I do not see, often greet me or greet me back when I say hello.
by Finy
Well I do if out walking say but in a busy place where there are many people passing...no
by fran
Well I do if out walking say but in a busy place where there are many people passing...no
by fran
I do the same :)
In a small town I would, but not in the city, people are more inclined to look at the ground than make eye contact.
Yes but they look at me strangely.
by Gia
Yes!! I most certainly do!! I started to do this when I left Melbourne and moved up to Nth Qld in 1980.It just seems to be the most natural thing which everyone here does. I remember when I went back to visit my family ,and of course I did this without even thinking about it,and the reactions were hilarious!!! Everything from a broad smile and greeting in return,to a look of utter bewilderment as if I belonged in a Psych Ward!!! I make a point of making at least 2 people smile each day.It is a lovely way to live life!!!
only at 5 0'clock in the morning
It depends. If I walking around where my family home is, then I would greet everyone who past me. But when walking around a city or an area I don't know, I don't greet people as they walk past me.
by AJ
sorry, I meant that questions to be near your home not walking in the City!
by Finy
Not realy.
I feel they may not like it, but of course if someone is smiling at me...I smile back.
If they say hi, I reply back.

I don't walk outside much, I have a fear of being on the streets....unless, someone is with me, or a busy place.
If I lived in a small town maybe it would be much better, because everyone seems to know each other.
yesss I would have said 'hello' to the guys in my pic! :)
by jonaja
It entirely depends on my mood. If I'm feeling ok, then I'll smile and nod, maybe say hello or good morning as I pass someone. But on other days, I will just walk along and mind my own business.
I think the British are brought up to believe that you should greet everyone as you pass them but maybe that's a dying piece of etiquette. Certainly my mother walks around with a big smile for everyone and a cheery comment on the weather or the time of year or some other very British topic....
I try to greet people and smile as I walk past people on footpath, and sometimes if I see someone looking at me at the mall or grocery store, I say hello too.
when i go on my afternoon i do greet people but most of them just look away or are on the phone snd most do stop and chat.
Most often I do. I will offer a smile and say hello. Most people smile and hello back.
Yes, I don- especially if they are older people zip try to smile and say something cheery to them - they always seem pleased that I've made the effort.
I smile at people if they make eye-contact with me!
It depends on how I'm feeling. Usually a smile is enough, but sometimes I get a vibe and say 'Good morning' or whatever.
by Vee
I do. I say how are you; lovely day; enjoy your walk etc. It is lovely when people beam back at you or stop for a quick chat. I am much less antisocial when I am away from home.
by Rice
Yes occasionally, it depends if they look approachable as many have a look of miserable on their face, not sure why?
Only when I'm on my morning walks, in the area where I live, where I've been walking for 36 years.
I would only know about 5% of the people.
by Miro
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