A colleague’s post on his blog got me thinking about this.
About how people do not talk to other people especially on the office bus. Here’s my theory. And this is in defence of these people who come across as snooty or antisocial. 🙂 I like to put these people in the following categories:
1) It scares the hell out of these people to make some more friends! Because they already have too many friends and too little time to give them. These are people who have a bunch of friends they are close to, meet up often and share deep bonds with. They do not want to start new friendships. Imagine remembering more birthdays, anniversaries, kids’ birthdays!
2) These are people who cherish their bus time! Bus time is to catch up on their reading and their favorite music. An interesting book and a babbling neighbor is the worst situation to be in!
3) The constant droning of the bus puts these people in a trance. The buildings and roads zooming past their windows, the changing landscapes, all a perfect setup for zoning or spacing out. This is also a time for introspection and conversations with yourself.
4) These are people for whom bus time = sleep time
So let them be! If you find one of these types sitting next to you on the bus and you have this uncontrollable urge to talk, chew a gum, find your head phones, do anything, but don’t talk to them. Believe me, you don’t want to mess with them! 🙂