"With your permission, gentlemen, I'd like to offer a kind word on behalf of John Maynard Keynes."
"I'm guessing it's too soon in the relationship for me to totally creep you out."
"Oh, no, it's that guy we meet so often we think we know him."
What's Their Secret?
Tags:secret, secrets, secretive, phobia, phobias, strange diets, strange diet, umbrella, umbrellas, hankies, fear, fears, eye contact, avoid eye contact, shy, shyness, paper mache, crafts, crafty, personalities, personality, strangers, strange, strangest, stranger, insecure, insecurities, self esteem, self help, self-help
"I'm afraid I can't help you. I'm from New Zealand, and all I know is sheep."
Tags:man, men, stranger, strangers, asking for directions, directions, lost, confused, map, maps, address, addresses, pedestrian, pedestrians, help, helping, unhelpful, assist, assisting, useless, city, cities, urban, new zealand, kiwi, kiwis, new zealander, new zealanders, tourist, tourists, street, streets, animal, animals, sheep, herd, herds, flock, flocks, shepherd, shepherds, stereotype, stereotypes, farm, farms, farmer, farmers, know, knowledge, traveler, traveler, traveller, travellers
Standing right here since 1978
Tags:hitchhiker, hitch hike, free ride, free lift, stranger, strangers, drive, driving, hitch a ride, catch a ride, get a ride, thumb, hippies, hippy, sign, signs, established sign, backpacker, backpackers, homeless, homelessness, hobo, on the road, deserted, wait, waiting, patience, desert, transport, transportation
Tomb of the Unknown Plus-Ones
"O.K., Let's try this scenario..."
Tags:proposition, proposal, proposals, suggestion, suggestions, influence, influences, scheme, schemes, scenario, scenarios, sad, sadness, melancholy, melancholic, depressed, depression, crisis, cheer, cheering up, cheer up, cheer ups, wingman, wingmen, friend, friends, buds, pals, bud, pal, stranger, strangers, bar, bars, drinks, drinking, drunk, drunken, drunks, pub, pubs
"Look, isn't that Jane and Lester Hobson?"
"It's been nice talking to you, but I should probably get back to staring blankly ahead."
Tags:commute, commuters, stranger, strangers, talking to strangers, passenger, passengers, social, socialising, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, airline passenger, airline passengers, airline, travel, travelling, converse, conversation, awkward conversation, anti-social, introvert, introverts, modern life, modern attitudes, blank stare, staring blankly, ignore, ignoring, impolite, talk, talking, modern times, avoid, eye contact, eye-contact, make eye contact, vacant stare
"Sorry for knocking on your door - I just wanted to know if you had a few minutes for me to scare you."
"I just love the way he goes 'Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.' "
Tags:laugh, laughs, laughing, laughter, nice laugh, kind laugh, quote, quotes, quotation, quotations, witty, witticism, witticisms, memorable, attraction, attractions, attractive, attractiveness, hilarious, funny, silly, goofy, charm, charms, charming, stranger, strangers, cocktail party, cocktail parties, flirt, flirts
Another way to keep an empty seat beside you on the train.
Tags:transport, transportation, public transit, public transport, public transportation, shirt, shirts, graphic shirts, t-shirt, graphic t-shirts, graphic t-shirt, fashion, style, off-putting, saving seats, seat, seats, ask me, ask me about, religion, religious, religions, train, trains, subway, railway, underground, metro, empty seat, introvert, introverted, shy, awkward, social anxiety, anxiety, anxieties, unpopular, outcast, outcasts, strange, stranger, strangers
Hello- I'm a Wreck.
Tags:private viewing, private viewings, art show, art shows, art gallery, art galleries, name badge, name badges, introduction, introductions, exhausted, exhaustion, wreck, wrecks, im a wreck, mental health, mental health issues, stranger, strangers, private party, private parties, staff badge, staff badges
"The Passive-Agressive Door-Holding Game:See if you can make an innocent stranger hurry from more than fifteen feet away while you hold the door."
Tags:passive aggressive, passive aggression, holding the door, hold the door, polite, politeness, impatience, impatient, stranger, strangers, modern life, modern times, modern attitude, prank, pranks, playing a prank, playing pranks, passive-aggressive, passive-aggression, threaten, threatening, intimidate, intimidation, intimidating
"Then one day I woke up and not only was I old, I was naked."
Tags:bar, bars, drinks, drinking, pub, pubs, cocktail lounge, cocktail, cocktails, cocktail bar, cocktail bars, bar conversation, bar conversations, nakedness, growing old, growing older, getting old, epiphany, epiphanies, midlife crisis, mid life crisis, middle age, middle aged, stranger in a bar, stranger, strangers
"I hope you won't be offended if I tell you that you have the classic American face."
Tags:creature, creatures, monster, monsters, dating, dates, first date, pickup line, pickup lines, flirt, compliment, compliments, vanity, beauty, looks, appearance, opinion, opinions, relationships, relationship, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, friend, friends, stranger, strangers, couple, couples, american, facial expression, facial expressions
"Hey, you! Wanna be my best friend?"
Tags:bar, bars, pub, pubs, friend, friends, best friend, best friends, friendship, mate, mates, best mate, best mates, new friend, new friends, new mate, new mates, new friendship, new friendships, new best friend, new best mate, stranger, strangers, talking to strangers, relationship, relationships, bar patron, bar patrons, customer, customers, drink, drinks, drinking, alcohol, alcoholic, drunk, drunks, friendly drunk, friendly drunks
"Time for me to take off, but I'll be here tomorrow as usual."
Tags:talk, talks, talking, talker, talkers, chat, chats, chatting, conversation, conversations, conversationalist, conversationalists, park bench, park benches, stranger, strangers, gab, gabs, gabbing, outgoing, friendly, overly friendly, overfriendly, bore, bores, boring, bored, bored to death, tedious, tedium
"Hi!- standards need lowering?"
Don't Forget - August 24th is Stranger's Day!
Tags:emotion, emotions, happy, happiness, miserable, grumpy, grumpiness, smiling, smile, smiles, frown, frowning, stranger, strangers, smiling at stranger, contagious, contagion, negative influence, negative influences, bad influence, bad influences, positive influence, positive influences, good influence, good influences
Please observe an awkward silence.