I've noticed this girl on the ferry I take to work, but I am unsure as to how to say hello. The problem is that people on the ferry primarily use their headphones, read, or otherwise ignore one another. Your advice will help me sink or swim.
Thanks, Swimming with the Sharks
Dear Swimming with the Sharks,
What do you think will happen if you speak to this girl that you noticed on the ferry? Nothing. Just say hello and smile. If she answers you with a hello half the battle is won. Then you might say something about the weather or the ride on the ferry -- you might compare it to a ride on the subway if there were one.
Soon you will reach your destination. The next morning or on the ride home you may see her again and talk about your day at work. If she does not want your friendliness on the trip she will either turn her back on you or step away.
Give it a try. Good luck.
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