There Is a Hunger for Spontaneous Face to Face Conversations!

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Whenever we are out and about, we have noticed that face to face conversations abound.  There is a hunger for spontaneous face to face time.

 

Last Thursday, as we were walking back to our car from the Carpinteria Farmers Market, we met a young couple with a dog (pictured above) that resembles Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD pup, Finnegan.  

 

His name is Kai-Lo, (kai means ocean in the Hawaiian language).  Kai was very delighted with our pats and our telling him, what a wonderful dog he is.  We spent over 15 minutes talking dogs, breeders, oceans, Hawaii, etc..We all left smiling.

 

Yesterday, we spent over a half hour at Renegade Wines, having the owners pick out wines for us.  We shared diferent traveling experiences, best olive oils, and restaurants.  We also learned that Tibet (now part of China) is growing grapes in the mountains, which are tended by monks. 

 

We have experienced the same effect talking to our neighbors.  We all seem to take more time sharing, laughing, and smiling with our exposed cheeks and eyes.  It is a welcome human to human experience!

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD we are enjoy. going out for dinner, because everyone talks to each other regardless what table you are at.  We met a show Afghan that was so gorgeous!  He has become a therapy dog when he retired, and his job is on hold!  In order to keep him feeling useful, the owner is encouraging people to pet him, so he can spread the love.   A

Aug 29, 2020 11:11 AM #22
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good afternoon Ron and Alexandra Seigel,

You are right people are longing for face to face conversations and are taking time to stop, talk and engage with those they see out.

 

 

Aug 29, 2020 11:29 AM #23
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel , It's a new world we live in.   It's amazing how animals bond with people and the comfort and companionship they provide.  We have all been in too long, but we have to do what we have to do.  Hopefully, this will pass.

Aug 29, 2020 12:29 PM #24
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Steffy Hristova
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel , I agree with the longing for human to human conversation. Wineries are fun places to visit, and there are always interesting stories to hear there - we love to visit them, too. 

Aug 29, 2020 12:46 PM #25
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Steffy Hristova I think that this is opening up conversations that otherwise would not happen previously.  A

Aug 29, 2020 01:31 PM #26
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I think that many of us (previously) would have been way too busy to stop and engage, now we do not take it for granted.  I see it as a positive. A

Aug 29, 2020 01:33 PM #27
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Elyse Berman, PA Furry creatures are good bonders, and I have all kinds of friends who do not live with us.  We both enjoy conversing with all types of people because the sound of a human voice is so special and has become more so these days. A

Aug 29, 2020 01:35 PM #28
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Kat Palmiotti
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I totally agree. People just want to connect. I'm also amazed at how much one can share with just the eyes. 

Aug 29, 2020 06:06 PM #29
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     Now that the CDC has released the true numbers on the Covid virus, the mask requirements are no longer justified.  I look forward to shaking hands, hugging friends, and having face to face conversations!

Aug 30, 2020 07:55 PM #30
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Kat Palmiotti I always smile when I come into a store.  Yes, the eyes give it away. A

Aug 31, 2020 10:26 AM #31
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate I had not paid attention to CDC, and thanks for tellimg us about the new numbers.  I look forward to dumping the mask.  A

Aug 31, 2020 10:30 AM #32
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Jan Green
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So true!  We are all starved for face to face communication, and pleasant chatting for sure. It's easier to leave the news OFF and turn on some background music rather than listen to the negativity these days.  Thanks for this very positive post!

Aug 31, 2020 07:52 PM #33
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I feel so fortunate to live where COVID has not been prevalent. We're careful to sanitize our hands after going in stores, but aside from that, life has not changed much for us.

Aug 31, 2020 08:11 PM #34
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I think most people are generally pretty sociable, and enjoy interactions with others. It's certainly been more challenging to have pleasant interactions with having to wear masks and to limit contact due to Covid, and not being able to see a full smile...even when you can tell it's there...has taken some getting used to.

Aug 31, 2020 08:45 PM #35
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I especially like to try and engage the 'essential ' workers--those who work in grocery stores, public transporation.  I also meet a friend/client in the park for socially distant chat at least once a week--it's very refreshing and much needed. Always something to talk about!!

Sep 01, 2020 08:56 AM #36
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR I just returned from the post office, and made sure to chat with the clerk there.  She was lovely and we brightened up each other's day.  A

Sep 01, 2020 09:20 AM #37
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Jeff Dowler, CRS I sure can see the smile through the mask, and the cheeks that come up...I would prefer no mask, and this will soon happen.  A

Sep 01, 2020 09:21 AM #38
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Marte Cliff Delighted for you, and like you I was saddened for that Afghan hound whose therapy job was needed more than ever.  I was happy to give him extra love, even though I did not need cheering.  A

Sep 01, 2020 09:22 AM #39
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Jan Green Regardless of situations, we do not listen to the news.  We have enjoyed getting to know our neighbors as we go about our errands, and eating out on a nice day has been a big perk for us..  A

Sep 01, 2020 09:24 AM #40
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Here people are taking masks and social distancing pretty seriously.  Still, we are relishing the face to face contacts that we are having.  A friend and I are planning a get together with a cellist down the street to do a front porch chamber music concert.  Since one cannot play a flute wearing a mask, I'll have to just risk it!

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