How many people do you talk to (physically, not online) in one day?

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  1. annart profile image90
    annartposted 7 years ago

    How many people do you talk to (physically, not online) in one day?

    So many use the internet & sites like this to communicate but how many people do you actually talk to, in your house, in your neighbourhood or in town, or on the phone?

  2. Wacky Mummy profile image60
    Wacky Mummyposted 7 years ago

    It varies depending on what I'm doing that day smile on a quiet day a maximum of 6, on a busy day 15 - 30 smile

    1. annart profile image90
      annartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering.  About the same for me.  Who are those people, generally?

    2. Wacky Mummy profile image60
      Wacky Mummyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Usually family and friends on the quieter days, and then just 'people' on the busier days depending what we're doing, I don't always catch the names smile

  3. wqaindia profile image39
    wqaindiaposted 7 years ago

    I asked the similar question at IndiastudyChannel with a different tone - How do you wish Happy Diwali to your friends and most of the answers were in favor of online wishes. On 3rd of November,2013 India will be celebrating Deepawali, the great Indian festival of lights, which come after a gap of one year and people prefer to send Diwali Greetings via email, facebook or other online media. People go physically to wish Happy Diwali along with wrapped gifts with selfish motive. I personally prefer to call all my friends personally to wish their families a Happy Diwali.

  4. Tuatha profile image71
    Tuathaposted 7 years ago

    Three, maybe four in the real world. I see it this way, I might be rather unapproachable. My neighbor comes by at least once a day. I appreciate it very much. Considering my situation I talk to she who is the houseguest. My kids of course. The spouse and I talk from time to time.(soon to change) I talk more to online acquaintances than I do day to day persons.

    1. annart profile image90
      annartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comments Tuatha.  A detailed, interesting account of your day.  Sounds like there are some difficulties for you; I hope they don't cause you too much distress (been there, done that!). I love talking online on hubpages - so friendly.

  5. profile image0
    christiananrkistposted 7 years ago

    thats funny you bring that up. i was just talking to my wife about that yesterday. i guess on average for me would be about 10 people a day, with family and co workers. i usually strike a conversation with a cashier or something like that when im out an about as well. my wife and i were discussing if so much online interaction makes people uncomfortable or unsure how to behave when in person.  then i realized i spend a considerable amount on hubpages, lol.

    1. annart profile image90
      annartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer!  Thanks for taking the time to respond.

  6. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 7 years ago

    Good question to make us stop and THINK.......It depends on what day it is, what my plans and activities are......and especially, what sort of mood I'm sporting on any particular day. 
    Without hesitation, I can admit to hating....DESPISING, "chit-chat" via the phone...with the sole exception being, someone I totally adore (my kids and grandkids).....or close friends who live a distance away, (so I see them rarely. )  Other than those individuals, everyone and anyone who "knows" me, knows not to call me on the phone TO PASS THE TIME OF DAY!  I use a phone for explicit purposes, ask the question or tend to some business and that's it...!
    I truly enjoy face to face conversations and love exchanging ideas/opinions and/or interesting topics with happy, thoughtful individuals.   This may occur, a few times per week, maybe more or less.   
    My late husband and I (both retired) talked to one another, all day, every day.  He was much more talkative than I am, but we communicated well and often.  Now that I live alone, I talk to Toby, my dog and Tommy, my cat...but they have little, if anything to contribute.
    Luckily for me, I enjoy peace and quiet and can truly appreciate solitude.  If I long for company & conversation, I can always seek it out.
    Having said all this.....If you want an "average" overall.....I'd say I physically TALK to no more than 2 people per day.    As with everything, there are always exceptions......parties, Holidays, and other random events...

    1. annart profile image90
      annartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, thanks!  You have thought it all through - a really interesting response.  I too don't like 'chit-chat' on the phone.  Your days sound interesting and purposeful.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 7 years ago

    Great question!  I work part-time at a plant nursery/garden center where I interact w/ both co-workers and customers. When I am at home , I usually talk w/ my husband and 1 or 2 friends throughout the day, make appts, ask questions of a business (usually about med., financial or insurance issues) and say hello to the mailman,  neighbors, and  others I randomly chat with while shopping or running errands. I also do pool workouts and Pilates  each week where I see familiar faces. I keep conversations short, but still average about 10-15 personal interactions a day.

    1. annart profile image90
      annartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer!  What a busy person you are!  I appreciate the detail; sounds like an interesting and varied life.

  8. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 7 years ago

    Today, not many: my wife, a woman at the supermarket check out and another woman who served me my coffee at our usual Sunday morning coffee place.  Oh, yes, and another customer who my wife and I often see there.

    Then, at lunch time, the waiter and the barman. 

    That's it - except for my cat.

    See what you're getting at.   Did speak to two people on the phone, emailed a few more, and put a few remarks on the bottom of others Facebook comments.
    Just what is happening to face-to-face one-on-one conversations these days!

    1. annart profile image90
      annartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed!  Thanks for the response.  It's really interesting to get a glimpse into other people's days and the differences in interaction.

  9. CraftytotheCore profile image78
    CraftytotheCoreposted 7 years ago

    A lot.  I am very active in the community.  I walk every day around the park usually, and there are a lot of people that come out and walk or jog.  I see a lot of people at the school where my children go.  I'm actively participating in advocacy/support forums for various things too.  I do more real life talking than I do online.

    1. annart profile image90
      annartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's impressive; probably one of the few who do more 'real life talking' than online communication.  I think I do most of the time but not every day. Thanks for the anwer.


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