I never rant but todays is quite a negative post with positive aspects……
I was out on a run last night around Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh, I must have run past at least half a dozen other runners. I said hi to them all as I passed and the majority replied with a grunt or hello. The two that didnt got me wondering about whether what I was doing was appropriate.
I am a sociable person, we are all sociale animals at heart so when I am out running, especially on trails, when I see someone else out there busting a gut, I ususally say hi. In my experience when someone says good morning to me it gives me a little boost and makes me smile.
So my questions is, what does everyone think is appropriate and if you do not wave or say hi to fellow cyclists, runners, dog walkers, why not?
I will ALWAYS say Hello to passers by when I am out running but I dont think its just a running thing. I can only talk about British society since Im from here and cant pass judgement on any others. I sometimes feel that British society has lost its sense of community and with that goes a significant amount of politeness and manners. People seem to be too absorbed in their own lives to notice or care or even just acknowledge someone elses.
Anyone got any thoughts on this?