I understand from the New parkruns group on Facebook that there is now going to be a parkrun on Jersey - the States of Jersey have agreed to fund it and it's well into the planning stages. I wondered if anyone knew what venue was going to be used.
I usually try to say hello to people, but sometimes I"m not in the mood, or I'm in what is laughingly called 'the zone'. I think other people are like this too. If someone was to call me an ignorant twat for not saying hello, I might want to turn around and demand an explanation. How do you know what's going through their head, what they're thinking about and what's going on in their lives at that particular moment?
Quite. I don't get this thing about "having" to say hello to other runners. If someone smiles at me or says hello, I'll acknowledge them. But I don't go out of my way to be sociable - after all, running can be hard work!
It's just as rude to require someone to be friendly to you as it is to be unfriendly - consider the person who just wants to read on the train and is being pestered by the person next to them. Person next to them wants to chat, and finds reader rude. We are all different.