I've got time and you're reading this anyway so I'll share some that I can remember.... then I'll update you as they occur in the future. You never know I may get slapped one day.
I was at the gym with my friend Anne when I saw some asian lady on the leg press machine. She had her feet pressing the platform with her legs positioned waaaay to low and I can see how she was holding her knees, and the look on her face showed that she was already hurting... um hello?! this is a leg exercise not a knee cap exercise... so I walked over and told her to position her legs higher then I proceeded to explain to her why and why her knees were hurting. She easily coulda said " Thanks BubbleButt but I know what I'm doin! I'm obviously more fit than you! " She appreciated it ( i think ) and I went on my way ( and by on my way I mean working off the bubble butt ).
A good one was the time I told some young cholo in my ROP class how to get rid of his acne problem. I've got a great acne secret and it's really cheap. So why wouldn't he appreciate free advice from a person outside his peer group of cholos and cholas right? I don't think he minded and he never shot me so it was cool I think.... It either didn't work or his acne was too severe. hmmm I tried =)
We've got this wall around us when we're out in a store or in an elevator for instance. We walk around and keep to ourselves... we don't make eye contact, we don't bother smiling or acknowledging the people around us. I feel it's fine to tell a stranger "bless you" when they sneeze, if I come across a person needing some of the precious info in my little pee brain why shouldn't I offer some advice or info? Sometimes they appreciate it and sometimes they look at me like I'm just putting up a diversion for my plan to pick pocket them. I don't care I kinda like the interaction with strangers. I've spent enough keeping to myself and walking around in a bubble. Also I'm often out shopping or in lines solo anyway so this keeps in interesting... we should all try it.
Be careful though...I was friendly with a guy at the library a few months ago... turns out he's a scary creep.... kinda long story.