close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Are you "approachable?"

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by itisbruno, May 16, 2017.

  1. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Messages:
    38,184
    Likes Received:
    34,699
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Location:
    Raccoon City
    When you are in public, do you have folks frequently great and speak to you?

    Anytime I'm out shopping, on the walking trail, at parks, whatever, folks always approach me and strike up a conversation.

    Is this just a midwest thing?

    Or, is it because I'm so damn good lookin'?
     
  2. PBCounty

    PBCounty

    Messages:
    17,688
    Likes Received:
    6,319
    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Location:
    Palm Beach County, FL
    I get approached all the time. I also make a lot of eye contact with people, have an open posture, I smile, dress well, etc. Being approachable is very intentional for me.
     

  3. Ricky Ricardo

    Ricky Ricardo Incorrigible

    Messages:
    5,611
    Likes Received:
    17,966
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Location:
    Colorado
    Well, you are good lookin' my brother, but folks talk to me often also. I gotta start working on my mean face.
     
  4. Jsferrazza

    Jsferrazza

    Messages:
    1,014
    Likes Received:
    1,322
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    Location:
    Largo, FL
    People tend to tell me how "mean" or "unapproachable" I look, and are surprised as to how pleasant I actually am once they get to know me.

    Some refer to this as "resting b!tch face" on women. Not sure what the proper name for it on men is.

    :supergrin:
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
  5. Sniffler

    Sniffler Unruly Silver Member

    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    41,537
    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Location:
    Western North Carolina
    It'd be like petting a badger.
     
  6. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

    Messages:
    38,673
    Likes Received:
    45,565
    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Location:
    PA to LA to NY to FL to IL to VA to GA to OH to FL
    Being hawt like I am I always get approached or solicited and it isn't just a regional thing. All my traveling I can attest that it is the same everywhere.

    I was just in Home Depot and was asked many times if I needed help. Yeah right, nice try dude but I'm not here looking for the D. :upeyes:

    Now I need to run into WalMart for a couple things, I can only imagine what will happen in there and how many times I will get eye F'ed......:sigh:
     
    sparky80, Stevekozak, crater and 27 others like this.
  7. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Messages:
    38,184
    Likes Received:
    34,699
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Location:
    Raccoon City

    Sounds like you are slowly approaching my level of awesomeness.

    :cool:
     
  8. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner

    Messages:
    3,314
    Likes Received:
    5,889
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Location:
    Northeastern Washington
    All my life crazy people have sought me out and so I'm no longer surprised or alarmed when that happens, but it seems to be happening less now that I'm older and I live out in the country where there are fewer crazy people. With normal people I pretty much have always tried to blend in and pass as one of them.
     
  9. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

    Messages:
    38,673
    Likes Received:
    45,565
    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Location:
    PA to LA to NY to FL to IL to VA to GA to OH to FL
    At some point I am going to need some tips from you on how to deal with this day in day out.
     
  10. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon

    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    3,342
    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    My wife says I'm a little "stand offish" appearance wise. My kids are older now and they say their friends and even friends parents were always a bit intimidated by me and then when they got to know me, they realized I was a softee.

    I think it is because I'm tallish, walk pretty confidently and I suffer from "arse hole resting face". Maybe its an Anglo Saxon thing.
     
  11. deputy tom

    deputy tom

    Messages:
    17,914
    Likes Received:
    20,819
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Location:
    City of Champions in SW/ PA
    Little old ladies and men like to strike up conversations with me in public places. Everyone else runs away. I don't know why. tom. :dunno:
     
    Stevekozak, crater, tous and 5 others like this.
  12. Sniffler

    Sniffler Unruly Silver Member

    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    41,537
    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Location:
    Western North Carolina


    Uh-huh :eyebrow:
     
  13. RustyL

    RustyL

    Messages:
    2,891
    Likes Received:
    2,608
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Location:
    Arkansas
    No, I always have my stank eye going and appears that I'm frowning but I'm not intentionally.
     
    MO Fugga likes this.
  14. Dave514

    Dave514

    Messages:
    28,122
    Likes Received:
    10,994
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Location:
    USSA
    I get a lot of Hi(s) and Nods but not a lot of people who I don't know trying to make conversation. However, what I do get are people who barely get to know me think it's a great idea to tell me things they would not likely say to most people. 'I don't know why you are telling me about that time you did coke in Miami when, by the tone of your voice, you aren't wanting people to know'. My wife says I come off as very non judgemental and that's why I have friends from such a wide walk of life.

    What I am not good at is breaking off from the idle chit chat 'How you been' stuff at social engagements. It reaches that uncomfortable silence and all I've got is 'Well, it's good seein ya' and wander off.
     
    Joe! and OldDad like this.
  15. Dave.1

    Dave.1

    Messages:
    2,707
    Likes Received:
    1,143
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    After dinner out with a couple of ladies I knew in town we were walking to a parking lot and a young couple asked me for directions.

    One of my companions said "Every time I'm around you people always ask you for directions.". Before I could say anything, the other lady said "That's because he looks like he lives on the street.".

    Maybe I should start carrying a paper cup and a squeegee. Pick up some spare change.

    Dave
     
    Mick's Lady, RustyL, -JCN- and 4 others like this.
  16. Kevinr20

    Kevinr20

    Messages:
    6,079
    Likes Received:
    4,161
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Location:
    America
    This is where everyone brags about how large, muscular and intimidating they are.

    Me? Im not a super friendly guy but I smile and/or nod when passing most people so I get the same respect back but I do not like when a stranger talks my ear off and try to leave little opportunity for people to come talk to me in public.
     
  17. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

    Messages:
    27,148
    Likes Received:
    60,997
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Location:
    A cat box in WA
    Badger on coke in my case.
    Hookers seem to like me:dunno:
     
  18. Sniffler

    Sniffler Unruly Silver Member

    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    41,537
    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Location:
    Western North Carolina

    As long as you have cash and/or drugs hookers and strippers will "like" you.
     
    Stevekozak, Joe!, tous and 7 others like this.
  19. deputy tom

    deputy tom

    Messages:
    17,914
    Likes Received:
    20,819
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Location:
    City of Champions in SW/ PA
    I'm not large, muscular or intimidating as far as I know but I do smile and they still run away. You tell me. tom. :dunno:
     
  20. JBnTX

    JBnTX

    Messages:
    22,847
    Likes Received:
    9,176
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Like President Trump, I don't smile and I've been told that I look like I'd kill the first person who speaks to me.

    But I'm really a nice guy.