A fictionalised representation of how people would probably react to friendly gestures in today's society over mundane reasons:
I found my neighbours in their garden on my way back home one evening. This is how they reacted to my greeting...
I smiled at my neighbour,
She turned her back to me!
She wished to keep an old grudge instead.
I smiled at her dog,
He barked at me!
Afterall, he only did his master's bid.
I smiled at her son,
He winked at me!
I realised it was a mistake I made.
I smiled at his sister,
She closed her windows shut!
Her mother must be near somewhere.
I smiled at her child,
She smiled back to me!
Surely, only children know the beauty of life.