hsmith wrote:Yes. It's sad, andI miss living in a small town. I don't really talk to people in the city, and I would have been nervous talking to the guy too. It's a crappy feeling.I left work early yesterday and headed home to enjoy the amazing weather. I stopped at Exxon to grab some gas. (I was unarmed, I work at a base).
As my vehicle was filling up a guy across from me was filling up his vehicle and struck up a conversation. It was pleasant, no real topic, asked a few questions about my car since it is new, he was driving a late model Lincoln. He kept his distance and stayed by his vehicle.
But the entire time I was there talking to him, I was thinking - what is his angle. People just don't start up conversations with strangers anymore. Everyone is trying to one up everyone else somehow.
And that is when I realized, living in such an urban area has ruined my faith in man kind. I miss the rural farm life.
Anyone else feel that the "threat assessment" part of your brain has taken over at times and turned you jaded?