I don't usually have a problem with this, except on the phone, but then, I've trained a lot on this and I'm on meds for social anxiety.
Where do you live, Texas?I don't make a habit of talking to strangers. There is a reason the word *strange* is in the first part of strangers, I also find them to often be armed and dangerous.
When I'm shopping for groceries, that's all I want to do. I avoid stores where I am likely to see someone I know and be obligated to converse with them. :crazy:I'll talk to strangers if there's a reason for it. For example, if I'm in a new class and I don't know anyone, I'll usually strike up a mundane conversation. I'm not one to talk to people in line at the supermarket, though. That's just unnecessary.