I mean, seriously.
This recent move of ours is really the first time I've been in the situation that I've had to do all new social networking since freshman year of college. Of course, in college, everyone is in the same boat; they all want to make new friends. So really this current situation is pretty much the first time in my life.
I'm in a new city, new church, new elementary school and preschool for the little ones, new stores, new libraries, new neighborhood - the works; you get it. So everywhere I go I put on my smily, friendly face in hopes of making a friend. I strike up conversations with strangers. And I'm always aware of everyone around me. (Very stalker-like, I know.)
Well, I have been so shocked at the response I've gotten. Some people are nice, yes. There will always be those extroverts that make you feel welcome and make you think they're your best friend until the next day when they forget your name. But the other 90% of people are just socially awkward!
For the most part, I have been just totally ignored. And I'm friendly, y'all! I really do think that social media has made the art of conversation and basic social etiquette a thing of the past. And that makes me really sad.
There have been a few really great people that I've met, though, and I'm VERY grateful for their kindness. And in reality all anyone needs is a few good friends.
So am I alone in this assumption? I'd love to hear some feedback about this.