Learning to say Good Morning to strangers
*I would say, “inspired by true events”, but this is literally what happened*
My partner and I are on a trail.
A pregnant woman and her partner say good morning, then ask us to take their picture.
I take the picture while crouching.
We continue along and hear the couple saying good morning to others we pass.
Me: “Are we supposed to be saying good morning to everyone?”
My Partner: *shrugs*
We hear more good mornings.
Me: “I think we are. We have to get used to that. Where we’re from no one does that. They just look at you like, ~don’t look at me!~” *laughs*
The Next Day
We pass a couple and their dog while bringing in our groceries.
Me: *smiles* “Hello” *we walk past*
My Partner: “Aw look at you applying the local norms.”
Me: *rolls eyes*
My Partner: “And my niceness.”
Me: *pauses and looks up at them* “WHAT?!“