One day, I was asked by one of my Viking Kiddos why I waved and said, "Hello" to the CalTrans worker. I explained that it was my way of saying, "Hello, I see you."
When the Viking Kiddos see a CalTrans worker and in our little town of Alpine the Sunrise Power link workers they will wave and say "Hello."
Why say Hello to a stranger?
Saying hello to someone, even if you don't know them, is a common courtesy. It means you are acknowledging their presence; you are saying that they are a person, too, and that they are important enough for you to say hello to
By saying hello, you are letting that person know that you noticed them, and that they matter. What a compliment!