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lw@zi wrote:
started talking to me
As a NYC* kid, I didn't realize that people talking to strangers is unusual. I grew up where, on line (=cued) in a supermarket, the person ahead (or behind) might tell you their life story.

Going to the "friendly" midwest, for example, and they're all clam-shell closed. Not only about conversing with strangers, but as I found out, if you didn't to to school with them or are a "church friend", they really didn't want to have anything to do with you. A smile. A "Hi, how ya' doin'", but they really hope you'll not say anything and don't make eye contact.

I also missed the street vendors in NYC.   So - I thought I couldn't wait to leave (way back then) until I realized I couldn't wait to move back.

* NYC - actually, all five boroughs (=counties, parishes, etc.), not just Manhattan.

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