I smile at them
I smile and speak. We need happiness more in this world
I actually smile or at least try to make my smile look like a smile, once a stranger just told me not to smile because it looked like I was grinning, he felt I was being rude to him.
smile if he/she don't give the the creeps
I would normally smile.
I'd probably smile and briefly make eye contact then break it too quickly.
I do the smile with the creepy stare.
I usually at least acknowledge them. I usually smile and say hello :)
Avoid .. where I come from, we really do not look at strangers.
depends..on my mood.
I live in a down town area. To smile, is to get your face kicked in.
So to rephrase:
Would you get your face kicking in, or avoid eye contact?
Think you know my answer.
If it was the first time ever seeing that stranger I would avoid all eye contact. If I'd seen them around before I'd smile.