Originally Posted by zak&rocky
Oooh I :censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor: hate that! Sometimes it's a cultural thing though. We went to the casino christmas day and there were tons of asian people everywhere. They got up right up behind you. I'm a klutz anyway and I can't tell you how many people I bumped into! It was a bit disconcerting. I think those of us who are American probably have the bigger concept of "personal space".
That being said, there as a guy behind me at the bank a while back whose breath reeked of alcohol. Everytime I stepped up a bit trying to get away, he would edge up again. UGH!!
I remember learning in speech class in high school that different cultures have different concepts of personal space. Those of us from the US like about two to four feet for conversations.
One of my coworkers who is normally very nice and likeable frequently invades my personal space as well. If I back up, he closes in more. What I really hate, though, are peopleâ€”coworkers especially, and why is it always men?â€”who touch
you. It just makes me very uncomfortable to be innocently sitting in my chair working and all of a sudden have hands on my shoulders. If we were really friends it would be different, but it's coworkers.
And the annoying thing is, it's usually guys I otherwise like, but they just have to take that one step that makes it skeevy.