Putting the “U” in “United Way”

An old buddy of mine recently told me that I tend to strike up lengthy conversations with strangers more often than most other people he knows. We exchanged a few confounded looks as I considered whether I should take his comment as a compliment or an insult. Did he mean to say that people perceive me as approachable and easy to talk to? I mean, I do enjoy meeting new people. Who doesn’t love the experience of finding something in common...