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Deb and Ed M wrote:

I wanted a memento of our trip to Alaska - and found a website where you can imprint license plates with whatever you want. I chose an Alaska plate, had it imprinted with the miles we traveled, and mounted it on the front (in Michigan, you only need a rear license plate).

THAT sure gets people to stop and talk - thinking we drove down from Alaska....LOL!!


NC also requires only the rear plate. For our front, we attached our old U.S. Virgin Islands tag from our years living on St. Croix.

Gets a fair amount of puzzled glances. When people mention it, Spouse likes to say the tunnel is faster but the bridge is cheaper.


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Kids do all the ice breaking for us. Nothing like a 2 year old girl with her bright blonde hair in two piggie tails to make the neighbors start up a conversation. Heck, if they don't talk, she will sure start talking *at* them. That being said, at last weekends' campground, when we arrived the little miss was loudly making it known that she was done... DONE with riding in the truck. I overheard the neighbor's thoughts on the matter "Oh dear God they have a freakin' baby! This weekend is going to suck". Dismayed, I later noticed he himself had 3 kids in his crew. Guess they were all born at school age. Normally parents with younger kids bond over the "been-there-done-that" sympathy and give each other a little extra good vibes.

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I just walk up and say Hey Neighbor, introduce myself and if I think I may like them invite them to enjoy our fire later with an adult beverage or smores.


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johntichy wrote:

Just say Hi! If people want to left alone you will catah the vibes. Can't say I ever came across anyone that I cannot whip up a conversation with.


Same here - I love to visit, sometimes for hours.


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The large "cage" for the cats hanging from our TT's bedroom window gets plenty of conversations going. People walk up and ask if we have birds. If the cats are out in it (they come and go through the window) they ask about the cats or where we got the cage etc. It's been the biggest ice breaker I ever had.




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I'm another guy who "sucks at small talk". I'm not unfriendly or snobby, just don't have "people skills", guess too many years working solo. Don't enjoy football/basketball/baseball/ball of any kind, so when conversation turns to ball I feel like a third wheel.

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Posted: 05/29/12 04:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WandaLust2 wrote:

The large "cage" for the cats hanging from our TT's bedroom window gets plenty of conversations going. People walk up and ask if we have birds. If the cats are out in it (they come and go through the window) they ask about the cats or where we got the cage etc. It's been the biggest ice breaker I ever had.


That certainly would get my attention! Never seen that before.


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