What happened to me today just reinforced the first rule of being sociable: Smiling.
I had to give out leaflets today to help out with some advertising. I wasn’t too bothered about it, and I didn’t expect anything to happen from it. However, this is where my natural charm kicked in.
I wonder, have you noticed, that when someone smiles at you in a friendly way, you smile back automatically? It’s something built in all of us.
And today, while I was handing out the leaflets, I smiled at everyone I saw. Not a big-toothed grin, a simple, friendly smile. And sure enough, 98% of them SMILED BACK.
No matter how sour or grumpy they looked, I got a smile out of most of them. Men, women, children, and the elderly. I got smiles.
When someone smiles at you in a friendly way, you smile back automatically.
Of course there was that other 2%, but you know right away if they don’t respond civilly to an innocent smile, t