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On the way, I am often asked directly by people I don’t know where I got my dress from.
Not only that, but these two questions often come up:
“Who did your hair for you? I can’t find anyone in my area…”
“Where did you get your bag?”
My husband has already been asked twice about his car. It’s funny that no one has asked me about my car yet:-)
We talked about it and we think it’s really great that strangers dare to talk to us on the way.
Especially when I sometimes have the feeling that there is so much mistrust of everything. I’m all the more pleased that people ask me something.
The other day I spoke with a diversity officer about my first impressions in Germany. I told her that at the beginning I was reluctant to ask people for directions on the way. Not because of the language, but because everyone seemed very organized to me, as if ignorance was not welcome.
I didn’t want to disturb and I didn’t know how they would react. Back in 1997/1998, maps and smartphones weren’t ready yet.
However, I realized that I had inhibited myself. People on the street here are usually very helpful.
When I tell my experiences today, I learn that many people today would not dare to ask such questions: for example, for fear of rejection or they do not want to be intrusive.
For my part, I think it’s very nice when we build bridges so spontaneously.
Ask questions, have less suspicion.
A colleague of mine who cares for seniors in their own home reports fears and mistrust of these people. He is asked several times: “What do you have in your hands? Show me!” Because these people think that he is stealing something. A blatant example.
I am all the more pleased with these encounters on the road, because they give me confidence again.
Have you already asked strangers for something?
Have you already been asked for something?
What are your experiences?