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Old 05-22-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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As I stated in an earlier post I tend to eat alone much of the time. I go to the food court at the local mall near by where I work and get something and just sit there and people watch.

One thing I like to do is listen in on other people's conversations. (Yes I know that is weird and spooky, but!) Many times there conversation is dull and means nothing to me, but in other cases the people seem so interesting. I fantasize that I am sitting at their table and are one of their close friends. I wish I was with them because they seem so interesting.

As they leave and go off to their glamorous jobs and lives, I return to my own little world, all alone.

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Old 05-22-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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How sad!
Have you thought of trying to do some more exciting things with your own life? Then you would probably meet other people who do exciting things with their lives to be friends with.

Don't fantasize about being their friends, use them as inspiration to improve your own life! Get out there and do something you wouldn't normally do! Skydive/ bungee jump/ learn an instrument or language/ travel/ go back to school, etc, etc.
Good luck!
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Hell...you make me cry. I do not sit and eaves drop on others conversations and wish I was friends with them.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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My friends are so stinking interesting I occasionally eavesdrop on boring conversationalists and wish I had one of them
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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If someone is talking loudly, I will listen in for a bit, and its usually boring or annoying stuff that you hear! Then you wish they would shut up.
If you have time on your hands and are lonely, volunteer somewhere. You will be welcomed with open arms, and meet other like-minded people, and help others. Its win-win!
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Yes, there was this one guy at the library, I wish I knew, he was intellectual and smart, I jumped into the conversation. If I see him again I am going to talk to him.

Why dont you jump into their conversation? Some people will get pissed but some wont. This is how I have made friends in past.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Your screename seems to belie a lot...
I saw a thread you made on what childless couples do on the weekends and how you and your husband wish you had more friends to hang out with, if I remember correctly.

Do you work? Why not try to be friends with a co worker?
Volunteer somewhere and try to meet new people that way.
You can take a course at a local community college, maybe you can meet people that way.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: North America
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I'm starting to think you're just making these things up!

If you over hear someone relating some story why don't you turn to them and say:
"I'm sorry, I couldn't help but over hear your story about your trip to Paris, it sounds fascinating! I've always wanted to go! What was the view like from the top of the Eiffel Tower?"

People love talking about things that interest them. If it interests you too, then just ask them about it, and voila! You have a new friend. It's really no harder than that.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh but I'm ready to relocate......
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LMAO.......this is the most pathetic thread of all times!!!
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