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"Go home, maybe my regulars will come back."
"O.K., Let's try this scenario..."
Tags:proposition, proposal, proposals, suggestion, suggestions, influence, influences, scheme, schemes, scenario, scenarios, sad, sadness, melancholy, melancholic, depressed, depression, crisis, cheer, cheering up, cheer up, cheer ups, wingman, wingmen, friend, friends, buds, pals, bud, pal, stranger, strangers, bar, bars, drinks, drinking, drunk, drunken, drunks, pub, pubs
"I'm guessing it's too soon in the relationship for me to totally creep you out."
"It's been nice talking to you, but I should probably get back to staring blankly ahead."
Tags:commute, commuters, stranger, strangers, talking to strangers, passenger, passengers, social, socialising, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, airline passenger, airline passengers, airline, travel, travelling, converse, conversation, awkward conversation, anti-social, introvert, introverts, modern life, modern attitudes, blank stare, staring blankly, ignore, ignoring, impolite, talk, talking, modern times, avoid, eye contact, eye-contact, make eye contact, vacant stare
"I turned my ankle and this gentleman was kind enough..."
Tags:twisted ankle, twisted ankles, turned ankle, mother, mothers, mother daughter relationship, disapproving mother, disapproving mothers, carried, carry, over the threshold, stranger, strangers, kindness of strangers, romance, romantic, romantic gesture, romantic gestures, chivalry, vintage, 1940s, 1940, forties
"Oh, no, it's that guy we meet so often we think we know him."
Mysterious stranger wonders who he, himself, is.
Tags:bar, bars, crowd, crowds, crowded, stranger, strangers, mysterious stranger, mysterious strangers, existential crisis, existential crises, crisis, crises, personal crisis, personal crises, self-discovery, stock character, stereotype, cliche, cliches, film cliche, film cliches, find yourself, found yourself, lose yourself, lost yourself
Tags:emotion, emotions, happy, happiness, miserable, grumpy, grumpiness, smiling, smile, smiles, frown, frowning, stranger, strangers, smiling at stranger, contagious, contagion, negative influence, negative influences, bad influence, bad influences, positive influence, positive influences, good influence, good influences
"There's no room up here, but we can rent you a room in back if you like."
Tags:hitchhiker, hitchhikers, hitchhiking, hitch hiker, hitch hikers, hitch hiking, mobile home, mobile homes, tiny home, tiny homes, motor home, motor homes, rented accommodation, rent a room, renting a room, thumb a lift, thumbing a lift, generous, generosity, stranger, strangers, thumb a ride, thumbing a ride, real estate
"You ain't from around here, are you, Mister?"
Tags:ten gallon hat, ten-gallon hat, ten gallon hats, ten-gallon hats, cowboy hat, cowboy hats, saloon, saloons, pub, pubs, bar, bars, western, westerns, outsider, outsiders, urbanite, urbanites, urban, urban environment, urban environments, city, stranger, strangers, tourist, tourists, american west
What's Their Secret?
Tags:secret, secrets, secretive, phobia, phobias, strange diets, strange diet, umbrella, umbrellas, hankies, fear, fears, eye contact, avoid eye contact, shy, shyness, paper mache, crafts, crafty, personalities, personality, strangers, strange, strangest, stranger, insecure, insecurities, self esteem, self help, self-help
"Hey, you! Wanna be my best friend?"
Tags:bar, bars, pub, pubs, friend, friends, best friend, best friends, friendship, mate, mates, best mate, best mates, new friend, new friends, new mate, new mates, new friendship, new friendships, new best friend, new best mate, stranger, strangers, talking to strangers, relationship, relationships, bar patron, bar patrons, customer, customers, drink, drinks, drinking, alcohol, alcoholic, drunk, drunks, friendly drunk, friendly drunks
"Sorry for knocking on your door - I just wanted to know if you had a few minutes for me to scare you."
"He's not from our department - we're hoping he'll float away."
Tags:parent-teacher conference, parent-teacher conferences, parent-teacher meeting, parent-teacher meetings, parents evening, parents evenings, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, teacher, teachers, school teacher, school teachers, school, schools, stranger, strangers, randomer, randomers, opinions, irrelevant opinions, butt in, butting in, interrupt, interruping
"The Passive-Agressive Door-Holding Game:See if you can make an innocent stranger hurry from more than fifteen feet away while you hold the door."
Tags:passive aggressive, passive aggression, holding the door, hold the door, polite, politeness, impatience, impatient, stranger, strangers, modern life, modern times, modern attitude, prank, pranks, playing a prank, playing pranks, passive-aggressive, passive-aggression, threaten, threatening, intimidate, intimidation, intimidating
Hello- I'm a Wreck.
Tags:private viewing, private viewings, art show, art shows, art gallery, art galleries, name badge, name badges, introduction, introductions, exhausted, exhaustion, wreck, wrecks, im a wreck, mental health, mental health issues, stranger, strangers, private party, private parties, staff badge, staff badges
"What have I told you about accepting suits from strangers?"
"I'm afraid I can't help you. I'm from New Zealand, and all I know is sheep."
Tags:man, men, stranger, strangers, asking for directions, directions, lost, confused, map, maps, address, addresses, pedestrian, pedestrians, help, helping, unhelpful, assist, assisting, useless, city, cities, urban, new zealand, kiwi, kiwis, new zealander, new zealanders, tourist, tourists, street, streets, animal, animals, sheep, herd, herds, flock, flocks, shepherd, shepherds, stereotype, stereotypes, farm, farms, farmer, farmers, know, knowledge, traveler, traveler, traveller, travellers
"I thought he was a friend of yours."
Tags:squirrel, squirrels, friend, friends, stranger, strangers, overworked, overworking, crazy, going crazy, going mad, climbing trees, interloper, interlopers, intrude, intruding, intrusion, intrusions, park, parks, city park, city parks, city life, public park, public parks, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers
A small girl screams as mysterious strangers surround her.
Tags:scream, screams, screaming, child, stranger, strangers, stranger danger, abuse, abusive, abusing, secret, secrets, speak up, speaking up, vulnerable, vulnerability, helpless, helplessness, fear, fears, lost, lost child, lost children, predator, predators, abandoned, abandonment, scare, scares, scary, frightened, frightening, alone, lone child, lone children
'I feel like I just don't know you anymore, Richard!'
Standing right here since 1978
Tags:hitchhiker, hitch hike, free ride, free lift, stranger, strangers, drive, driving, hitch a ride, catch a ride, get a ride, thumb, hippies, hippy, sign, signs, established sign, backpacker, backpackers, homeless, homelessness, hobo, on the road, deserted, wait, waiting, patience, desert, transport, transportation
"You're not from around here, are you?"