We've all experienced it. That moment when you are sitting on the subway or maybe the train, bus or plane and someone sits next to you. Do you play it nice? Do you look up from your book or whatever electronic device that is occupying your attention, smile a quick hello and dart your eyes back before that person encroaching on your personal space can engage you in conversation?
Or do you take the more rude route, avoid them all together, assume that your earbuds and lack of eye contact are preventative warning flags waving at them not to talk to you?
Either way, what happens if the person who sits down insists on talking to you?