I’d rather tell someone a joke than tell them my name.

I am at my ease arriving places solo.  Not only are there usually employees willing enough to let me engage them in conversation and thus shave a few minutes off their workday, but I also quite enjoy striking up interactions with strangers.  This is usually unexpected, as my purposeful determination to interrupt their solitude and/or…

Converse

I am not a patron of the self checkout line at the giant grocery store.  I am unfailingly grateful that the human cashier option still remains.  Leaving the house at any time can be considered an opportunity for polite interaction, perhaps even conversation, ideally a few jokes exchanged.  By “joke” I mean anything said or…