Sometimes there are people along the way, and sometimes no one is within eyesight This morning the path was especially full—people were everywhere.
As I walked by them, no one said hi in response to my good morning and almost no one made eye contact.
I believe in many ways that I'm an unassuming fellow. So there should have been no sense of them being threatened by me when I said a pleasant, "how do you do."
I even tried the universal how's it going meaning I don't really want to have a lengthy conversation, but want to be polite sort of greeting.
Most of the people I walked by were looking at the cell phones, listening to music, or just completely ignored me—not even a head-nod.
Except for this one guy. He's a homeless guy who I pass by occasionally—sometimes he's not there in his spot... He said hello to me and commented on what a nice morning it was.
The video below has been making it's way around the internet. I know many of you have seen it—I felt it was applicable for the situation I experienced the other day.