GQjock said...I have to admit that sometimes I'm not the friendliest guy in the world
esp at the gym .... sorry Ex NY'er just comes out that way...
I empathize with you completely. Originally from the NYC area myself, just 25 miles west of Manhattan in northern NJ (Upper Montclair). New Yorkers learn to be guarded in their contacts with strangers. And after leaving there I had to retrain myself to look people in the eye as I spoke to them, instead of constantly glancing away, checking for an escape route. LOL!
Thank gawd I live in Gay Central, Florida now, where I've never been more relaxed around strangers, most of them being gay and harmless. And here guys will strike up a conversation with you, as I will, too, so that the bar trick cards I mentioned above are used anonymously much less here, than I've seen in some other places.
Most usage of trick cards in my experience: the Habana Inn gay "resort" in Oklahoma City. I'd come back to my room and the brass door number frame would be jammed with trick cards stuck under it, with the room numbers of other guys who wanted me to visit them. And this has happened during each of my visits there, over several years.
But many of the other room doors are equally plastered, so I assume it's merely "spamming." Funny how different places have different practices, and at the Habana that was the norm. I've never seen that so much at other gay resorts.http://habanainn.com/habanainn-1.html