I think someone from Monty Python said that. So I make an effort to say hi to most people when I’m walking around. Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t say hi willy nilly, I make sure I get some kind of eye contact first so I don’t throw out a hello when I don’t think it is welcome. But I’d say one out of ten times I make a huge mistake. I don’t realize that the eye contact I receive is actually a “don’t look at me and get the hell out of my sight” eye contact. What generally happens is I get a little eye contact from some tougher looking folks and I say hello. My hello is received by an icy cold stare. I’m telling you it is a stare that could frighten Mike Tyson. But the stare is not enough. It is almost always followed by a disgusted look and an exaggerated spit on the ground as I pass. Well, ok, a simple nod would do but I hear you. I won’t make the same mistake again. But I always do. One of these days I’ll get the courage/stupidity to spit back on the street. Well, no I won’t but sometimes I’d like to.