It was the second time I saw Michelle* on a train back home – on the first time she was sitting on the other end of the carriage so it was very difficult for me to go talk to her. Now on this second time however, she sat directly in-front of me. “Jackpot!” I said to myself.
Now I absolutely love striking up a conversation in the oddest of moments – saying “Hi, how are you doing?” on a train packed with people is definitely one of them. What made this situation even more interesting what that she was listening to her iPod whilst flicking through a magazine. Now you’re probably asking me “How in hell do you a strike up a conversation with someone who is neither looking at you nor able to hear what you say?”
I always recommend being creative in everything that you do so what happened next was that I then took out my phone, wrote… “Hey, how are you doing? Are you interested in coffee? Y/N” on a draft text message and then showed it to you. What happened next was that she then smiled and took off her head phones.
Now that’s GP!
*Name has been changed