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New social experiment I've done. Talking to random strangers!
(02-16-2019, 05:20 AM)TheRealCallie Wrote: I talked to a stranger today. I said "please don't curse in front of my son just because you are mad that you can't follow instructions." To which she replied "why don't you try saying that to my face, bitch"
But that made no sense because I

I'm getting the soap.
To quote a popular werewolf film - 'Everyone's cursed.  It's called life'
Odd bit here. Not sure if it is true of all agoraphobics, but for me it is much easier talking to people I don't know, and being in places I have never been or better still do not ever have to be again.

My Psychiatrist has expressed the reasoning that I don't feel trapped on these occasions. And I think that is probably the best way to explain it. If I get overly panicked I can back my way out of these encounters quickly, without worry of explaining later.

It isn't perfect. I still have times where I leave a half finished shopping cart in a grocery aisle and make a dash to escape during a panic attack. But these events are rare these days as I am careful about when I shop to avoid crowds. LOL, all I ask, is old ladies, and it's always the old ladies, PLEASE quit blocking the aisle with your carts and your rears and especially when you corner me on both sides! Trigger! Triggertriggertrigger.

Yet, you will find me at garage sales and antique stores and driving two lane roads to small towns and out of the way places to eat...alone. And I'll be happy and singing to the radio and chuckling at the cheap prices as antiques are soooo undervalued these days.

It's a weird life when one struggles to understand their own illness. But I'm getting there. And yes, talk to strangers! Much easier than explaining why you didn't show up for Thanksgiving again!
I've been pushing myself to talk to people in queues like supermarkets and talking to bank cashiers .It's surprising how keen people are to talk back.I used to do my business in the bank and go but on Saturday thought what the hell so dead in here  so said to the cashier shame your stuck in here the weather so good outside.Ten minutes later after a good natter found out she being made redundant but could see she really wanted to talk.

So definitely worth the effort also had a nice chat with a nurse aswell but they get alot of abuse so think they enjoy talking to the nice people who aren't demanding.
  Our greatest Glory is not in never falling , but
       in rising every time we fall
I talk to strangers occasionally, but idk, most of the time I just don't feel like it. It's not even agoraphobia, it's more like, I just don't feel the need. Kudos to you if it's something you want to do, though.
If you are interested in connecting on Skype or Facebook, send me a Private Message here and I'll get back to you.

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