God, did that last post come off wrong, making me sound like an elitist bitch? (I'm imagining Karen from Will and Grace.) I hope not, because that's not what I meant by feeling weird around people providing some service for me. I meant that I feel uncomfortable around a lot of people I don't know and typically avoid conversation because of it, but when it's someone like a hair stylist or phone person, I feel twice as uncomfortable because it's one-on-one and because I see what they're doing as a favor to me, and so I feel even more obligated to be ultra friendly and conversational.
Ok, now I know I'm completely insane. And everyone reading this does, too. Well, I'm ok with it if you are.