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Do you say hi or smile to people you see while walking?

  1. Right On Time profile image61
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Do you say hi or smile to people you see while walking?

    Obviously not in a crowded city or something, just like walking on a footpath in the suburb. I often do.  It just brightens everybody's day I think.

  2. Sarah Masson profile image67
    Sarah Massonposted 7 years ago

    I do sometimes, it's usually an elderly person that I give a smile and hello to. It all depends whether the person walking past me looks at me or not but if they do I always say hello smile

  3. Rastamermaid profile image73
    Rastamermaidposted 7 years ago


    I think it's like social etiquette to smile,nod your or something when paths like that cross,I do I don't always get the same response,but I do anyway.

  4. carrie450 profile image57
    carrie450posted 7 years ago

    Yes, I smile also if they are looking at me as I pass by. It's the same the other way around. If they smile and say hello, I respond.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    yes, it would be unusual to walk past someone and not acknowledge them with a hello or a smile.  I'm generally out-going and social and I think most people appreciate a friendly hello.

  6. pancoor profile image54
    pancoorposted 7 years ago

    I regret that I smile too rarely. I remember the situation when I was walking across the street with troubles in my head and an unknown person said to me "Cool T-shirt" Simple sentence but it made smile on my face and I forgot for a while about my problems.

  7. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes I smile and other times I say Hi or Hello.

  8. Edlira profile image67
    Edliraposted 7 years ago

    Where I live, most people smile and say hello even without knowing you and I find it great, and of course I do the same. And you are right, it does brighten your day.

  9. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 7 years ago

    British people are v reserved, and I guess I don't because of the culture. But I've decided that I will from now on.. just to change the flavour!!

  10. wärmepumpe profile image58
    wärmepumpeposted 7 years ago

    Good answers. I just nod my head and sometime I say hi

  11. profile image47
    Yearsposted 7 years ago

    I do both, easier to smile and say "hello" then just ignore them

  12. Right On Time profile image61
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Such positive and reaffirming answers. What goes round comes round. Thanks all for answering smile

  13. bagsbeauty profile image56
    bagsbeautyposted 7 years ago

    if i know the one, i do. it's a basic politeness to people. but anyway, i love keeping smile, it may feel more happy...

  14. Emily40 profile image60
    Emily40posted 7 years ago

    I mostly smile with people, sometimes i say hi or hello! One of my friends told me one time, "so all you can do is smile..all i see is cheeks" LOL

  15. fit2day profile image74
    fit2dayposted 7 years ago

    Occasionally I will say hi to people I walk past, but the tough part is that I'm not the most social person to people I don't know and it's made more complicated when people are more wrapped up in their cellphones than they are in the world around them.

    I have to say it is refreshing when someone smiles and says hello or waves, especially when they go out of their way to do so

  16. Gluten Free Mom profile image55
    Gluten Free Momposted 7 years ago

    I know I should more, I always like it when people say hi to me, but normal I don't smile or say hi.

  17. Syrusv37 profile image91
    Syrusv37posted 7 years ago

    Screw hi's and smiles. I give them all high fives.

  18. fitmom69 profile image57
    fitmom69posted 7 years ago

    Well, I am from the south and I don't know about other parts of the country or world but we always smile and say "hi" or if it is morning I will smile and say "good morning".

  19. cheapsk8chick profile image55
    cheapsk8chickposted 7 years ago

    Of course I do.  I'm from the south.  However, living here in the midwest sometimes I get that "she must be a weirdo" look from people.  Why just today I walked by someone and asked if she was having a good day.  She asked, "Do I know you?" 
    But just like Robert Palmer said - It takes every kind of people!

  20. sturner1 profile image67
    sturner1posted 7 years ago

    I smile, it's just polite Southern Hospitality. It does throw me off guard when it's not returned, but it doesn't deter me, because smiles are contagious most of the time smile (: !

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