Had a great chat with a lady from South Africa, on a flight from London to Tampa, back in the 80's. I was interested in going, after she told me how beautiful the place was...But, I lost her info somewhere in the airport, sadly. Very nice person.
I think these day's however, people give you the "stink eye" if you are too friendly. I was giving a woman directions on how to get to Clearwater, from TPA
, once, and told her if she wanted to follow me (my wife was picking me up at the airport), I'd get her off in the right direction. If you have ever had to deal with the mess of road that gets you out of the airport, to Clearwater, memorial Hwy, or onto the Veterans Expressway, you understand that it can be very confusing if you don't know the territory. She got that "I'm reaaaaly uncomfortable, now" look, and so I just shut up. As we were leaving the airport, I saw her.... making a bad turn, going the wrong way from where she needed to be going. Oh, well.
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.