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  • [How to talk to strangers]


  • Whether youre looking to make a new friend, get a date or recruit someone into that cool new cult you just joined, it probably means that youre going to have to talk to a stranger.


  • Here's how to start and maintain a conversation with someone you don’t know.


  • Step One: Break the ice.


  • One simple way to accomplish this is by giving a compliment.


  • Hey, cool shirt!


  • Oh, thanks!


  • But don’t be weird about it.


  • Step Two: Keep the conversation going by adding information to what was just said.


  • Hey cool shirt!


  • Oh, thanks!


  • I stole it from a hobo.


  • By adding new information, youve given the other person something new to respond to.


  • Step Three: Continue adding information until you find a common interest.


  • I love stealing stuff from hobos.


  • Really?


  • Yeah! The other day I just stole this whole shopping cart from this guy.


  • At this point you should be off to the races and the conversation should start flowing naturally.


  • Step Four: If you ever find yourself at a loss for what to say next, try asking a question.


  • So where do you work?


  • Have you always hated hobos?


  • What’s your least favourite thing about hobos?


  • Have you ever killed a hobo?


  • Hey what’s your social security number?


  • Who let the dogs out?


  • Do you ever feel like a unicorn trapped in a human body?


  • Do my nipples feel hard?


  • Questions help to re-kickstart a conversation and take it to new places.


  • Step Five: To solidify the success of your interaction, make sure to let the other person know that youre having a good time.


  • Easy ways to do this include smiling and leaning in when the other person speaks.


  • But again, don’t be weird about it.


  • Congratulations! Youre doing it!


  • Youre having a conversation!


  • Doesn’t it feel exhilarating?


  • I mean, not as exhilarating as stealing a pair of shoes of a sleeping hobo.


  • But still, pretty great!


  • Hurray! You did it!


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    今週の動画は Goat Boatがお届けしました。

  • The boat that lets you pet goats.


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    それから、 も。

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    Goat と僕は、カール・ハイアセンの『珍獣遊園地((Native Tongue)』を聴いていました。

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  • That’s です。

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