The Stranger Encounter:
This week I was assigned the task to talk to a stranger and see how the interaction differs from an online interaction with a stranger. This task was quite difficult due to the pandemic talking to strangers has become more difficult due to social distancing guidelines we must all follow. However, I was still able to complete this task by talking to a stranger at a ski trip I went on with my friends. The interaction I had was very genuine as we talked about different techniques of doing tricks on a snowboard. I noticed that the conversation felt very genuine and more personal as we talked about our worst falls when attempting the railings at the terrain park. I feel as if this was an online encounter I would not have gotten to know the person as well. I would have also not felt that the conversation was as genuine because a person on the internet can hide behind an online space. Overall, I enjoyed this task as it was refreshing to talk to someone new especially during these difficult times.