Answer to "Pictures at an exhibition"

When a stranger suddenly speaks to you there's always a momentary mix of apprehension and expectancy. In this scenario the words the stranger poke actually reflect how you react in chance encounters and when meeting others.

"You know, I happen to be a painter myself.

On first meeting someone, you come across as a little bit nervous and overeager. Maybe you're just trying too hard to be liked, but the harder you try, the worse an impression you make. Don't worry so much about making people think you're great - they'll like you better if you just loosen up and relax.