Friendship Puzzler #765: When you see a kid you know outside of school, you should:

  1. Ignore him or her.
  2. Accuse him or her of following you.
  3. Smile and say hi, using his or her first name.
  4. Hide behind the nearest tree then sprint in the opposite direction.

Answer: c — Saying hi is a friendly thing to do. Adding the other kid’s name makes your greeting more personal and more friendly. You don’t have to be best friends with people to greet them. Sometimes, kids have trouble with greetings because they feel shy or self-conscious. Say hi, anyway. If you say nothing or look away, you’re telling the other kid, “I don’t like you, and I don’t want anything to do with you!”