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Are you a chatty seat-mate?

Modern travel often makes complete strangers sit in close proximity for hours at a time.  This has the potential to be a very pleasant possibility, or very annoying.  


So how likely are you to have a chatty seatmate?  Not very it seems.  Only about 5% of travelers in this survey by the Chicago Tribune always make a point of talking to those they travel with.  About a quarter of travelers frequently talk to their fellow travelers.


How about you?  Do you make a point of talking to strangers when you're flying?  On a train?  Do you only speak if spoken to?  


I usually have plenty of work to do when I'm flying, so while I don't mind a few pleasantries, I generally keep to myself.  I'm polite, but not encouraging.


What's your strategy?


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"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

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