I was walking my dog this morning and a stranger made a small talk with me, asking me out. Directly saying: “Do you want to go out with me? For a date?”
What do you think I said back to him?We were thought to not talk to strangers, to avoid people who are approaching us, to beware of them. Yes. We were.
Thus, we have plenty of choices:
1. To roll our eyes at the stranger.
2. To take a chance to put him into his place by saying something like: “Who do you think you are?”
3. To ignore by pretending we are listening to something on our phone
4. To be kind. To applaud the bravery in people. To get to the point in the kindest way we can. “Thank you so much. This is flattering and no, I’m not available for a date, but your bravery is cool.” Smile and move on.
That’s what I did and the life remained beautiful and lovely.
Because he was just trying to fill one of natural human needs:
– something to do
– something to hope for
– someone to play with