My poor kid sis said the oddest thing in her snow giddy state.
“A stranger is friend you haven’t met yet.”
Was she kidding? I did a bit more then scoff.
I told her how scary and awful strangers are and how they are so hurtful. She was gentle about it, but she did ask me when have I had a stranger really hurt me lately?
Well, not in a very long time actually. In fact I’ve been hurt by family much more then strangers.
So she asked me to think about strangers that I might talk to. Just to say hi or if a stranger walked up to me, how bad would it be?
What sort of stranger might I try and reach out to, if I was going to try? I was thinking I’m more comfortable around females then males.
I’m usually more at ease around women who aren’t chatty or loud. For guys, I am more at ease around guys who are a little more reserved and don’t brag it up. Any flash and I’m turning and walking away. Loud and sudden movements do tend to ward me off. I do like a person who will try and smile a bit.
It made me think, what sort of person could walk up to you gently and not make you turn and run.