As someone who acknowledges people when I walk into work, drive down the street or make eye contact with strangers, it is annoying when so many people fall into the group of not speaking to you unless you say something first. You know who I’m talking about. We all have friends, co-workers, neighborhood acquaintances who don’t say hello, wave or look you in the eyes on a regular basis. I get that some people are shy. But in these cases, in my opinion, it’s a deeper issue. Perhaps a control issue. Like they’re thinking I’m not going to say anything or even pretend to know this person unless he or she makes the first move. How silly and, really, immature. It’s like my husband the high school teacher. Some students won’t smile or respond back to him when he greets them in the hall. But he never waivers from his friendly approach and by the end of the year has usually won them over. So in the spirit of my husband I will continue to smile and wave and cheerfully greet all the head cases I come in contact with on a regular basis.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 50
This post was written by Tara on August 1, 2012