Lesson learned: Sometimes leaving the house pays off.
Second lesson learned: Go somewhere that does not have pets or animals, you will be forced to talk to people.
Future lesson: Try not to feel like such a dolt and talk to the people you meet and those around you that you have not yet met. Of all the people pictured below, I talked to three people (whom I already know) and said hello to only two more. I work with dogs and cats that bite, I should not be afraid of people. But I guess, you can always sew up a hole, the soul is a little harder to mend and defend.