Hard to say. It depends on the circumstances, my mood, etc. But as a rule I suppose I am stuck with that childhood maxim: ‘Don’t talk to strangers’. Combine that with my somewhat British nature, and I would exude a polite but firm non-engagement.
It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?
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