Metropolitan US - loves talking
Rural America - loves staring into space thinking about talking
I'm a talker but live rurally - conversing is like pulling teeth. (Yes, I've thought about the fact they just might not want to talk to me.)
I bursted out laughing when I read your post Gretchen...although I dont live in a rural area, I do go to Northen Florida often enough, my father in law lives near Tampa. The staring into space is so true...I just used get frustrated, even more when I moved down here from New York, you can just imagine! Now, when we go vist, I just laugh and say...now we are entering into another planet.