There are different types of people, the shy people, the extroverts, the loud, the quiet, the popular, the infamous, and then there's me. As long as I can think back, I have always used the word "hello" and a smile, and then walked off , for I would not know what else to say.
It's a strange word, "hello" , if you ask me. It's been my saviour since forever. Don't get me wrong, I love talking, and making friends, and I usually have a lot of things to talk about once you start talking to me, but I get handicapped after the small "hello". I never understood how people would walk up to a crowd and mingle in it looks they've belonged there forever, while I sometimes stand silently among my own friends,not knowing how to start talking . I've spent many Sunday evenings reading those sappy books which claim to teach you how to be a pro at conversations, but to no avail. "Everything cannot be learnt from books ," my sister would tell me and ask me to go and talk to people.
I know what you're thinking right now : I don't look a shy or introvert, and I am often seen talking and laughing and even singing loudly and whistling in public ; but trust me, I don't know what to say after I give you my toothy grin and bright hello - I never have! I haven't been lonely, because someone or the other would find me and be friends with me and it wouldn't be upto me to say something after hello. The Universe has taken care of me all these years; and I am grateful for that. But then, what about the people I decide to talk to, but I can't, because I don't know what to say after "hello" ?
For all those people I haven't been able to talk to, here I write this entire blog post to say "HELLO" to you,and ask you how you're doing ( Is it normal to ask that? :o ). Whether you're my seniors or juniors from school or at college, or fellow hostellites or long lost old friends, or any random people I know ; I believe I have explained my awkward gaps and why a lot of you are just acquaintances even after all this time. And I find no better way to end this post than a heartfelt and loving HELLO. :D
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