Yes, as you've guessed it...you don't know me and I don't know you (what a way to expand on 'we don't know each other') :-). I'm having a really weird day today and I thought I will talk to random people on facebook to find solace. Very irrational...I know. I don't have a very scientific mind but I can see that you have some kind of affiliation with IISC...what do you/did you do there?
I am very sorry if this is completely unnecessary interruptions...excuse it in that case. :-)
Few facts about X (let us call the person as X for time being)
- X’s Profile: Friends list of 560+, which makes it obvious that the friends list might be directly proportional to the number of random invites send to people :-)
- According to X, it is not awkward to say random hello since the world is growing increasingly smaller and X likes cozy things
- Of all the people X randomly said hello, almost everyone responded! - So the chance of getting a response is very POSITIVE
- X wanted something authentically random to say hello - X spends time in collecting a brief background about the other person to start the conversation (with a topic related to the other person).
- In addition to the above point, background check (visible in the internet) would help deciding whether X want to get to know the person or not: X don’t want to end up in situations where X got to know a person who is not interesting to X!
- In X's own words, 'I apologise (but only superficially...because you are signed on to a social networking site so its not exactly criminal to want to get to know you)' - So it is not criminal to contact a stranger in the networking site!
- To sum up X says, ‘Try random hellos, they are fun’.
The inspiration behind this post is X and yes, let the Random hello’s flow..
Let people get to know more people, whom they want to be in touch with!
Life is interesting, no doubt!
PS: If in case X is interested in revealing the name, I will surely post it here. Who knows, X might also start getting the random hellos :-)