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Originally posted by ma'am:
Many times a hi is just a hi. If that was universally understood, I wouldn't have to front to men on the street.

I was taught to hi by my mama, too, but things change once you grow tits.

My mom would never scold me for not saying hi back to a strange guy on the street today because she knows it's an invitation for harassment by some men now that I'm grown.

She goes through the same thing sometimes unfortunately.



Interestingly enough, though my Dad was raised in the projects of Southeast, DC, his family is from Memphis, TN. So he came to the city with very southern customs and mannerisms. Demonstrating grandiose acts of kindness like smiling and carrying on in public was and still is very important to him. Whenever he goes out in the street, he has to speak to everyone in sight. No one gets left out. If the person doesn't respond, he just goes on to the next person. He has to hold doors for all the ladies and the old people, ask folks how they day is going, and wave to every baby he sees. Growing up, my mother would say to my sisters and I, "Look at him, your father is so silly." Some people just like doing all that stuff. It makes them feel good I guess.
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