|Wrong Plato. Solid advice though.|
That's bad because it makes the other person feel like you don't want to talk to them either. Or perhaps they are in the same situation as you. When you have two people waiting for the other person to say hello because they don't want to do it themselves, well you've got two people who are never going to say hello to each other again.
What do you even do after you say hello? How do you hold a conversation? Hell if I know. If you look at what I say to people you'll find I basically reword what they say and say it back to them.
Maybe that's why I'm such an excellent rewriter. I've been doing it most of my life and very few people have noticed it.
Who knows? All I know is it would be nice if she stuck around for a bit. Apparently she still reads the blog. So if you see this say hi! If not then don't I guess. You can hardly follow an instruction you don't receive, no?