sitting at home all day, gardening, drinking tea etc..
it's true they are bored.
Have you ever seen that little old lady in the line at the supermarket that gave you that cute wrinkly grin.
or that old codger who walked past with his pants up high and said 'hello lad'
of course you have, we all have.
These are the people we should practice our conversation and approach techniques too.
WHY you may ask. for the exact reason that they just love the idea of having general chat to strangers.
all you need to do is smile and say hello.