I think we’ve touched on this subject before but I wanted to expand on it a little since I saw this on the news. I know I may be alone here but I can’t stand it when people get to close to me.
I try and be polite about my personal space but why is it that some people have to get so close to you? Have you ever been talking to someone and they just inch closer and closer to you that pretty soon you can feel their breath on you? Or they are practically standing on you?
Can you get on a really crowded elevator where everyone is touching? I would wait and catch another one. What about escalators? Some people get so close to you, where do they think your going to go? When I’m sleeping in particular, I can’t be touching anything. Even my dear little Maddie isn’t allowed to sleep with me. I let her once and she laid right on my feet and I couldn’t move. That’s it with me I think. I have to be able to move. I’m not sure where this comes from. Did you ever play “hogpile” when you were kids and everyone picked one person and everyone jumped on them and pinned them on the bottom? That’s when I knew it bothered me. I thought I was going to pass out. I have a panic attack.
Another thing, why is it you can be in an empty room with one other person and they stand so close to you that you almost trip to move? Why is it that some people are like this? I had a girlfriend like that once and I couldn’t even move when we’d be talking. Is it maybe their hearing? I don’t think that’s it but what is it? Some people always have to be touching you also. What’s with that? I’m not saying that I mind when someone touches me but they’ll hold your arm or grab your hand or even touch your hair. I have never been able to understand that.
When your waiting in a doctors office or some other place that you have to wait, why does someone have to sit right next to you when every other chair is empty? First of all those waiting room chairs are to close together to begin with. I would never sit right on top of someone else. I’m wondering if this is why I can’t fly. I just can’t stand being that close to that many people.
Some people do things like this in cars too. Have you ever been sitting waiting at a red light and someone gets so close to you that you can’t even see the front of their car? Or they are tailgating you so close that it scares you yet they won’t pass you when they can? At a light, you can’t move? Why do people do this?
Am I just weird (be kind!!!) or are you like me? Or are you one of “those ones” who have to get as close to someone as you can possibly get without standing on their feet or touching them somewhere??