I get lonely quite a lot. I don't have a lot of friends right now, and at the minute I'm quite often at home during the day. I've had three days at home so far this week (although I was out for a couple of hours last night with the one friend that I do have) and I'm getting fed up. I feel sad and lonely. So this evening I went out to the supermarket, even though I didn't especially need anything. Sometimes it just helps to be around other people, even if I don't know them, and there's always the chance that I might bump into somebody I do know a little bit.
Is this really sad and the sort of thing I should never admit to in real life?
I go to the supermarket with the baby just to mooch about and spend money I don’t have. It takes up an hour of our day, dd gets out and about and I get out of the house, I’d probably not go out otherwise.
If your in Dorset and ever fancy a chat I love meeting new people! It's a big part of my job but I'm always out and about having a chat to folk about their day and the weather. I hate to see people walking about alone looking glum!
It's fine. One of the reasons I go to my local supermarket is that I nearly always meet someone I know.
But my best socialising has come out of volunteering - preferably not gruelling stuff but helping out at Woodcraft Folk, Cubs, Guides or Brownies for example is hugely appreciated; I spent quite a long time as a member of my local parish church council seemed like eternity and also do one-off helping with local events - once you are 'on the list' you get asked and it's not difficult. I'm a big fan of putting boundaries around it if you can - that's why I like the one-off events.
It's not sad OP, not in the way you think it is. Many people are lonely. I'm sorry you're feeling like this right now. Have you told your good friend that you are lonely? Do you have any family you can talk to?
I work in a supermarket. Like enko said lots of people do it. I've actually made friends outside of work who've started as customers who've done just and this because I find myself lonely a lot too it helps.