Last thing and then I'll finish, but I think you think if people aren't interested it's always about you. Well I moved to this inland large town two years ago, just in time for the summer of terrible bushfires which were very bad here and then it's been covid and lockdowns ever since.
You'd think that would make people be friendlier as we're all going through it together, but not in this town!
People here have been so closed off and unfriendly I've been wondering what's wrong with me. Where I lived before people were pretty darn friendly and easy going and so I didn't know anything different.
I've lost count of the number of people I've tried to just say hi to when I'm out on a walk and they look the other way and never say anything.
I've been wondering what I'm doing wrong.
We'll yesterday it was raining and I had a seat under cover at a take away coffee place. This lovely man waiting for his coffee noticed my little dog with me and I asked if he had a dog and he said how he'd love one but he couldn't, and we started chatting.
Turns out he was a long distance distance truck driver and gosh we had an interesting talk together. He was so friendly, maybe because he was glad of someone to talk to as he spends days alone driving.
So I realised it's not me, it just took one stranger in a coffee queue to be friendly and I remembered how easy it used to be to have conversations with people I didn't know! The people here really are unfriendly a lot of the time and others new to the town have told me the same thing.
So plenty of people won't want to bother being friendly with you. You just need to keep going and find the jewels who will be friendly and one of them may turn out to be the girl of your dreams, like the man who went sailing I told you about!
So don't beat yourself up that it's you all the time like I've been thinking here. Lots of people aren't friendly. Walk away and find the great people who will appreciate you taking the time to be friendly and talk to them.
That man doesn't know it, but he made my day! You might just make someone else's day!
Give it a go! 😊👍