Give comfort to your co-traveller

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Give comfort to your co-traveller.

Don’t think too much. I meant the actual co- traveller in your car itself.

Imagine you got a lift from your friend’s cousin, and you are not familiar with him/her.

Then how uncomfortable will it be if that person is not at all talking to you during travel.

You might feel so restless to travel with such a person, and feel just like put in an undeserved place.

(And the same situation plays even while travelling with a familiar one too)

Now imagine yourself as that friend’s cousin and think how you will act with your co- traveller..

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One thought on “Give comfort to your co-traveller

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      Akhila

      April 7, 2016 at 5:00am

      yes.. need to interact as long it is not distracting the driver’s attention.

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      • Sakthi

        April 7, 2016 at 5:02am

        Do you prefer Cracking jokes or normal conversation which will put him in sleep in awhile!

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          • Sakthi

            April 7, 2016 at 5:04am

            There won’t be any situation! Either talk or silent or eating!

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            Akhila

            April 7, 2016 at 5:06am

            yes talking itself, but what to talk depends upon the situation..

          • Sakthi

            April 7, 2016 at 5:07am

            If we travel, we talk about tourist places or general talk mostly!

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            Akhila

            April 7, 2016 at 5:12am

            hmm.. not many, but a few times.. had an incident yesterday, which made me to post this.. But after some time, the situation became comfortable yesterday. Otherwise, may be, I would have jumped out of the car.

          • Sakthi

            April 7, 2016 at 5:14am

            Maybe you are given a situation every-time to come up with better solution i guess! Glad you made it comfortable or else you would have thrown the person out of the car!

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  1. Jackie Jain

    April 7, 2016 at 9:04am

    Yes.. It all starts with a small introduction. It just needs a start.

    It really feels disappointing to travel without talking with co-travellers. We should learn communication from auto-walas. They never leave their customers without telling a story in their mind..

    Have a good day.. 🙂

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      Akhila

      April 7, 2016 at 9:33am

      Thank you Jackie. As you rightly said, it is very disappointing and awkward to travel without talking with co-travellers. Happy that you too share the same feeling. Did you have any such experiences..?

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      • Jackie Jain

        April 7, 2016 at 10:09am

        You are welcome Akhila.. Experiences! Many! One of the good experiences is when we toured Rajasthan. The toofan driver who took us to different temples (almost half a dozen) was very communicative. He told everything about his family and his passion for driving. He has been driving from 15 years and even though he owns 3 cars of his own, he still prefers driving. May be that’s why he charges more.
        But that was a good experience.

        Have a good time. 🙂

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          Akhila

          April 7, 2016 at 10:56am

          wow.. that’s a good story..liked it.. may be that’s why that driver is still in his field.

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  2. Gama

    April 7, 2016 at 9:41am

    Good post.Self introduction or offering a water can be a better idea to start the interaction. It creates friendly environment.

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      Akhila

      April 7, 2016 at 9:44am

      True it is… but sometimes, you know the other person will be on air, and won’t even turn his head to look at us. How bad it is..

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      • Gama

        April 7, 2016 at 9:49am

        Yes you are right but we should try our level best, if his /her response is in negative we shall better to move to another person or ear phone is best substitute.

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          Akhila

          April 7, 2016 at 11:00am

          yes.. that’s it..music is the best escape.

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  4. jncthedc

    April 7, 2016 at 2:34pm

    We are designed as social creatures. It seems strange to abstain from a inherently natural interaction. We often worry about what other people think. If each of us is happy with our “true selves”, we need not worry about others who may judge. This view of life would make shared rides less stressful and more enjoyable.

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      Akhila

      April 8, 2016 at 4:20am

      Thank you. yes it is strange with some people who hesitate to interact, but this is not a rare scenario here. i donno what they are holding tightly, without revealing, seems they are afraid that they will reveal their secrets if interacted..
      As you said, if each us could be comfortable with our true selves, the environments would be less stressful.

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  5. TylerLearnsToWrite

    April 7, 2016 at 4:34pm

    That’s why they invented phone, music, music player and earphones. Dream to neverland and less awkwardness 🙂

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      Akhila

      April 8, 2016 at 4:15am

      ha ha ..liked it..dreaming and dreaming.. have a good day..

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  6. saalai kamalathaai

    April 8, 2016 at 5:16am

    If it is in case of a stranger, it is not much needed to give a talk. It is okay if they give a greeting smile and welcoming situations. It would be completely weird , when we are treated like a person from prison. :-D..A good thought..:-)

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      Akhila

      April 8, 2016 at 5:17am

      thank you.
      but it’s thought out of my experience.. how will escape from such a weired situation if happens..?

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