I always found it strange how everyone would always come up and talk to my mom & older sister Stacy. Anytime we went anywhere, people would just start talking to them like they've known them for years. I would sit there in amazement. Afterwords I would ask them, "What's up with that...no one ever just comes up and talks to me?
I guess it kind of bugged me.
Do I look mean, snobby, unapproachable? I just didn't get it.
I've never been one to strike up a conversation first, but once someone talks to me, I'm fine & can go on & on with the best of them.
Imagine my surprise when TWO yep TWO random strangers sat by me at my sons track meet in Laguna Hills this weekend and started talking to me.
They were interesting. They were full of information, very open, telling me about their kids, their experiences coaching baseball (which I was able to have an in depth conversation about because my husband & I both coached our kids in baseball together) and coaching a Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Nebraska in the 70's. Which I found fascinating (I'm a football fanatic!)
I have to tell you that I really enjoyed the random conversations.
So I tried to figure out what made me more approachable that day?
Was it the funky, trendy plaid hat I wore. Did I look like someone who would be fun to talk to?
I don't really know, all I do know is...people are interesting. Maybe I should try to step outside of my comfort zone & talk to people first.
So my question to all of you is...
~Do people approach you and strike up conversations?
~What's the most interesting story a stranger has ever told you?
Can't wait to hear!