In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Middle Seat.”
It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?
I will make this person my best friend. A few years ago I would have looked down upon the person and thought that maybe he was not worth my time, but now I am a very chatty person myself. I feel I will listen to him and he will feel that he has not been heard like that before. His soul will get saturated by that and he will feel content!