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    I had my dinner with a Vegan and an Employment officer.

    I did. Its late night trading for Western Australians tonight, so I needed some new shakers and I thought I'd grab a quick snack before heading to the casino. It wasn't too busy there, but the food court had enough people to warrant a seat steal or two.

    So a mother/daughter asked if they could sit with me, now I have to oblige just because I like people. We had a chat about work, food, veal kidneys wrapped in livers rolled in a beef rib (OMFG! It could be taaaasty.), personal beliefs. The daughter proudly proclaims her veganisim whilst wearing a leather coat and the mother claims the youth of today have conformity trust upon them, as she stares through her DKNY glasses with an arm resting on a Prada handbag.

    I guess I really just wasted your time if you read all of that, but I think I'm getting to a point. Either I have an incredible magnatisim for people (people always stop to talk to me, I never strike up a conversation) or every single person I have ever met is craving approval - from complete stranger. I just seem to find myself in these kind of situations that leed to conversations, I ended up talking about work ethics when I jump started some girls car the other night too come to think about it...

    Anyone else just a plain ol' fashion people magnet?

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    A vegan with a leather coat, that's hilarious!

    I'm not a fashion people magnet, but people stop me to ask directions to somewhere all the time. I have no idea why they ask me. I am horrible at following directions and even worse at giving them. Every time someone asks me how to get somewhere my heart sinks and my soul laments at how somewhere, some poor bastard is still wandering around trying to get to some place important with ****ty directions that I gave them 6 months ago.

    If you see me on the street do not ask for directions, because I don't know.

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    I often get asked if I "work here" in whatever department store I happen to be in, perhaps because I study the clothing racks so seriously. People love to ask me for time, directions, etc.

    As fas as seekin approval goes, many people seek it. Depends on self-confidence levels and personality, I guess.
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    You guys need to become more intimidating, or psychotic looking, to cut down on casual conversations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    You guys need to become more intimidating, or psychotic looking, to cut down on casual conversations.
    How does one find a husband while looking psychotic?
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    By looking less psychotic in an environment you're actively seeking conversation in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiloMike
    How does one find a husband while looking psychotic?
    Be psychotic and REALLY, REALLY hot.

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    I found my wife while looking psychotic. Being a bouncer at the time, I had a certain image to maintain. For whatever psychotic reason of her own, she liked it and she also liked the person I am.

    Nobody finds the time to chat with me. When they do they regret because I'm very outgoing and I will chat forever. I just don't look it.

    Part as far as people seeking approval, I think most people do. Sometimes from strangers because they aren't getting from people they know or they want to know that they are part of the "in" crowd. Some people will talk about their dislike of the conformity of society even while they're doing it themselves, but of course the individual is set apart from the norm of group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeYield
    I found my wife while looking psychotic. Being a bouncer at the time, I had a certain image to maintain. For whatever psychotic reason of her own, she liked it and she also liked the person I am.
    Okay, be psychotic and REALLY, REALLY goofy looking.

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    LOL, sometimes people do strange things out of pity.
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    I always thought that if we could graft your bald head onto a midget, and sign Gary Coleman, you could have a wickedly funny buddy cop show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeYield
    Nobody finds the time to chat with me. When they do they regret because I'm very outgoing and I will chat forever. I just don't look it.
    It's not that you're not outgoing, Wil. It's that you're ugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectx
    It's not that you're not outgoing, Wil. It's that you're ugly.
    Rene, that was not nice. Didn't your mother teach you to be nice? Apologize to Uncle Will right now!

    *he had such good manners before he went to school... oy oy oy...*
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiloMike
    Rene, that was not nice. Didn't your mother teach you to be nice? Apologize to Uncle Will right now!

    *he had such good manners before he went to school... oy oy oy...*
    Since when did wilma become my uncle? LOL, nuh uh. My manners, apparently, have always been horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectx
    Since when did wilma become my uncle? LOL, nuh uh. My manners, apparently, have always been horrible.
    Ugh. I know now what your X-mas gift will be. And Uncle Wilma has always been your uncle. I can't believe you would deny your family. So sad .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    You guys need to become more intimidating, or psychotic looking, to cut down on casual conversations.

    a.k.a. Food court scene from Bad Santa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiloMike
    Ugh. I know now what your X-mas gift will be. And Uncle Wilma has always been your uncle. I can't believe you would deny your family. So sad .
    LOL, I'm a bit older and my folks are from Mexico. Wilma, on the other hand, is an ugly-ass white boy. Sorry mike...My uncle he's not.
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    I'm everybody's cool uncle. The mildy goofy, yet strangely cool one.

    Again, so its not that I'm outgoing but people are just nice to me out of pity. Hey, its gotten me this far.
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    les put it this way, im a 6 foot, 265 pound, weightlifter, black male, arms covered in tattos, with a shaved head and a goatee, do i seem approchable?

    but the thing about it is that nce people get to know me they love me, i have an addictive personality id say. and for some reason when people get to know me they can open up me alot, i mean alot, i know alot of secret things about alot of my friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    You guys need to become more intimidating, or psychotic looking, to cut down on casual conversations.
    I don't have this problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    Anyone else just a plain ol' fashion people magnet?
    yup. big time.


    but my interactions tend to be different form yours. people either go the route of interviewing me like they want to know all about my life up until the point they crossed my path, or they want to unload all the sucky stuff in their life to me. Very rarely do they seek validation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingWarlord
    I don't have this problem.
    Nah, you look like a cute, fluffy bunny.

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    def. a fluffy bunny.
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