Thursday, February 26, 2009

I pay them to leave

Comment by Charlie Sheen on being asked why a man like would want to pay for sex -
"I don’t pay them for sex. I pay them to leave."
An article in The NY Times speaks on how modern world is leading people to all live in their shells and not going out there and interacting with everybody.
I kind of agree with the view that we are becoming increasingly reluctant to interact and open up to new people that we meet in our everyday lives.
I travel a lot and I don't carry a book or an iPod with me (I don't have an iPod is another matter which I plan to take up with my father pretty soon :P). I like to chat up and know people and I find it extremely frustrating nowadays when you are sitting somewhere waiting for something with nothing to do and plenty of people around. Ordinarily, I would chat up with one of them but almost everyone is listening to an iPod or doing something on laptop or reading a book. A slight smile and a hello which normally would have been enough as an invitation to start a conversation are now reduced to just a gesture which receives a slight smile in return.

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