Anywhere from 50-100+ people per day. So, let's even it out at around 70. This is not including co-workers, only customers. I see each one at a time, and we can have a lot of customers. That's a LOT of "Nice weather we're having"s... If we just include the customers where we have a small conversation not related to the task at hand, maybe 10-20.
If we just include co-workers, somewhere between 7-8. If we just include people outside of work, 1 or 2.
"I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
I picked less than 10 (probably around 3 or 4 at the moment). I don't count the numerous chats I have with people in passing who I never see again, if I did that would make the number go up substantially.
I know a couple of people who speak to no one outside of work or school, and there are some days where I do that if I stay in. If I'm really drained from people, I enjoy this time alone. If I'm not, then it sucks.
I'm not sure how to deal with class situations though, I participate in discussions but typically engage only a couple of people in direct conversation, but in a sense the whole class is participating (whether they're talking to me directly, talking to someone else, or not talking at all but just listening) so I don't know what to make of that.
People I speak to regularly in person:
3. Professor I TA for.
More irregularly, other professors (usually when I need something), and a couple of local friends.
I talk to a few more people on the phone, usually once a week with my mom and my best friend, and more irregularly with some other good friends.
I occasionally have big spurts of social activity where I hang out with people but they're the punctuation to a long run-on sentence of solitude.