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.
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!!!
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.
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....