Chris Kott wrote:
I mean, unless we want to start a children's permie guides group organisation of our own.
Carla Burke wrote:
Like, at Lowe's, I might have opened with something like, "Wow, it looks like you've got a busy weekend planned! Have you been gardening long?" In my experience, focusing on the other person, in an open, positive way is usually the easiest way to find out where their heads are.
Abraham Palma wrote:
An extra for a quality conversation is to keep watching for feedback. Observe what they say and how they say it... Talking is a skill: You have to practice it often to master it. Being extrovert helps, of course, but you don't need to use many words to have a meaningful conversation.
Jen Fulkerson wrote: While I wait in my car the neighbor is spraying roundup all over the cracks in the side walk.
Jen Fulkerson wrote:
...But people always talk to me where ever I go. Even though I find this strange and sometimes uncomfortable it has given me the opportunity to help people without being that pushy person who tell total strangers what to do.
I did that, just once. But she really needed someone to listen. We walked away and Dad asked if she was a friend of mine. I said "She is now," and the look on her face made the whole trip worth it.
Anne Miller wrote:Now, my mother-in-law never met a stranger. She would have long conversations with people where ever she was. Once my father-in-law asked, "Who was that?" She said, "Just someone that was sitting next to me!"