It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?
I think it depends on the person. If they seem nice & interesting (and/or is a hot woman) I could have a nice conversation with them and be their new best friend. I would like to know more about where they come from and whats it’s like living there and would like to hear more about their life back where they come from.
If they are loud and too obnoxious or sound like a person that I have no interest in talking to, I won’t switch seats but I will keep my answers short and soon pretend that I am very tired and would like to sleep for a bit or shut my eyes for a while. Hoping that they will take the subtle hint.
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