Talking to strangers
Or, how to get a great deal on a hotel. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
One thing to know about me is that I get in long conversations with total strangers almost every place I go.
At this point in life, I play it up—both because it's entertaining, and because I like meeting people, and also because I'm sort of known for it. Case in point, from about two weeks ago:
I went to pick up our Honda after getting some brake work …