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People I Don't Know

Well, now I don’t normally talk to people I don’t know.  Because you just don’t know what you’re getting yourself into.  I prefer to be properly introduced by someone I know and trust.  That’s just the kind of fellow I am. I can’t conceive of any reason that a total stranger would talk to me other than to take advantage of me somehow.  I’m not saying that’s what you have in mind.  I’m just saying that any other reason is beyond my comprehension.   I don’t go to many parties.  I don’t get invited and that’s just fine with me.   I’m more comfortable at funerals as I’m more likely to be with people I already know.  And those I don’t know I can find a commonality with in knowing the deceased.  I suppose you could argue there will be more and more funerals as I get older and there will be fewer and fewer people that I know.  Well, there’s really nothing I can do about that now is there.  Perhaps you ought to ask around for someone who knows me and who might be willing to introduce you to me.  That’s what I would recommend.  That way nobody gets taken advantage of.