I was in the courtyard of an inner west cafe today (not one I go to very regularly), and as I was walking inside to pay with my family, saw over someone's shoulder that they had The Blue open on their laptop. I was so startled that an Australian was reading my site I couldn't compose myself to say hello.
posted by taff to Etiquette/Policy at 9:17 PM (104 comments total)
It's probably peculiar to Sydney, or rather, not-America....but would it have been proper or terribly unseemly to approach the chap and say..."Gidday...so, uh, MeeFie or Miffy, mate?"
I assume this is not an uncommon thing to stumble over when you're in America-land, but I've never met a Mefite in a non-meet up environ.
What is the etiquette here?
(I should clarify that I'm not asking as a missed connection kind of thing. I'm an elderly married baggage... I was just thinking what I should/could have said, given our teeny Antipodean population.)
So my lovelies....whatcha reckon?
Do you say something to someone you discover is metafilter folk?