Do you chat with strangers on Muni?
This strikes me as one of those “some do, most don’t” type of things.
The title of this post is a question based on this story of a young bloke who tried to get people talking to one another on the London Underground. The probably noble effort, however, didn’t go as planned:
Jonathan Dunne, who is originally from the US, says it was “difficult” to even get commuters to take one of the free pins.
“I think I could have been handing out £5 notes and the same amount of people would have taken them,” he tells Newsbeat.
The BBC’s Newsbeat has the story.
Free pin or not: Is random, spontaneous chatting on Muni or BART something you would do?
Pic courtesy BBC
Public transport has traditionally been a place to read a book or the paper or escape to your own little world. Conversation among strangers has never been (and never will be) a ‘thing’, any more than it is when simply walking down the street or eating at a restaurant. It’s just kind a creepy.