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random_soldier1337

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#1 10 years ago

Say you don't know someone but you have to get acquainted to them for some reason. It's not necessary but it would make the going for a few things quite a bit easier. However, you never get the opportunity for some event to naturally occur and a conversation to strike up between the two of you. How would you approach them or try to get acquainted? Would you just go up and say Hi to them and start talking or would you just say screw it and be indifferent? You could choose to wait for an opportunity for a natural conversation but I'd rather we discard that option and stick to the ones that I mentioned in my previous question. Personally, I believe it's a bit awkward, abrupt and stupid to go up to someone and just start talking to them all of a sudden especially for something not so needed, but I'd like to hear your opinions on this because getting that thing may possibly help you even if not having it does not act as a setback.




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#2 10 years ago

I'm missing the part where life would suck to not get acquainted with a person who you never have an opportunity to get acquainted to. If you never interact with this person in the first place, what's the great need?




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#3 10 years ago
Inyri Forge;4805585I'm missing the part where life would suck to not get acquainted with a person who you never have an opportunity to get acquainted to. If you never interact with this person in the first place, what's the great need?

I can think of a predicament. If in School / College, you are paired up with someone you don't know, to work on a project, which you must do together? Sure you could both do parts of the project yourself, but you'd get better results if you worked together. ;)




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#4 10 years ago

:agreed. @Inyri, I'm not necessarily saying life would suck but it would become a lot better if you became acquainted with this person. Another situation I can think of is, you need some advice from this person or you need to talk to them for some other reason. Sure you could do without their "Words of Wisdom", however, it may be easier on you and possibly others around you if you get this piece of info. Still, since you're not acquainted, what would you do? What if there is something about them that you'd rather avoid as in their too attractive that you might act a bit aroused and out of your senses or what if they seem extremely cold, bitter, harsh and ruthless that you get unnerved and do not wish to approach them because you might just get on their bad side and not be able to get what you need and possibly have no help in the future if you seriously need it?




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#5 10 years ago

Hello, [X], I'm, [Y], I wanted to ask you about topic [Z]. Substitute as required.




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#6 10 years ago

This isn't coming out the way I wanted it to. I suppose I should have done it from the start. See I'm the one having said problem. Thing is I don't like to rely on others. I like to be independent. I don't know how to just go up to someone and ask them for help, especially someone who is not known to me. It's like in my blood to be independent and separate. I just don't know how to go up to someone. It feels so wrong and abrupt.




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#7 10 years ago

Go and ask, it doesn't have to be elegant, it doesn't have to be witty, and yeah - it probably will be abrupt. There is no elegant way to just slip it in... uh, to the conversation that is. If they say no then they say no, and you don't get it; but if you don't ask you're pretty much assured of not getting whatever it is you're after.




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#8 10 years ago

Yeah, I suppose so.




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#9 10 years ago
Aerilon;4805597I can think of a predicament. If in School / College, you are paired up with someone you don't know, to work on a project, which you must do together? Sure you could both do parts of the project yourself, but you'd get better results if you worked together. ;)

If you have to work with someone you'd be in a position to start a conversation.




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#10 10 years ago
Inyri Forge;4805881If you have to work with someone you'd be in a position to start a conversation.

You make a good point. Going to give you that one.




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