personal space.....

Tah - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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okay...so i was thinking about this..for awhile....and the touching baby really brought it out..personal space.



How close is too close i ask??



I like my personal space things like these piss me off..like really..



you are in line and someone is so close to you, they should just a room for you two, someone was so close on my butt yesterday, i mean i actually almost elbowed her when i went to scratch, so i made it a point to move up and she had the nerve to say, "o you are alright". It took everything in me to keep it simple so i said.."o i know, i am"...but i felt invaded...



You are in the ER and someone is so close they can here all your personal info.what if you are in there for a persistant anal itch with buring and discharge...(I also think that the hisptials should have personal space for this) but geez...get off my butt



You are in the gym, there are 15 ellipticals and 15 treadmills, you are on one...the rest are free..but someone comes and gets on the one right next to you.



you are pregnant and that means your stomach is public property...



Is it just me..maybe i need therapy....i know i already emotionally stunted, or how should i say, i have tucked them so far away, i frequently have to consciously muster a care, but do you ever feel this way?



Or are you a space invader?..lol

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Jenn - posted on 11/04/2010

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Oh - I dealt with someone having her kid taken away when I was in the hospital after having the twins. I tried to pretend I was sleeping so it didn't make the girl feel worse, but they certainly made no attempt to be discreet. I also heard the whole crazy story every time her boyfriend would come by to visit her because he was telling the whole world. Not sure if he was bragging or just scared. They were weird.

Tah - posted on 11/04/2010

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at our ER's here, you walk up to a wide open desk and there is a line behind you, thats where the patient registration person ask you why you here and everybody's ears stand up like a puppy to hear what is going on....after you spread your personal business around the waiting room, then you go into triage. a woman was having her kids taken away and they were so loud to and about her i thought they may have been trying to embarrass her purposely

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I live in a very densely populated country and you can't walk without touching people (made worse by the extremely narrow streets in the downtown shopping district). Everyone gets elbowed, shoved, pushed, touched. Everyone catches a whiff of someone's scent, natural or otherwise, and if it stinks, we all start breathing through our mouths or just hold our breath. I don't care about my personal space anymore, I just prefer it when people aren't touching my personal "goods" ;)

Jenn - posted on 11/04/2010

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Yeah, I like my bubble around me - so don't pop it! Don't you DARE touch my pregnant belly (that's not an issue anymore obviously), the lady in line at the store would have gotten an elbow on purpose just to make a point that she was too close, the elliptical thing wouldn't bother me (it's not like she's trying to get on MY machine), and as for the ER that would never happen because our hospital has a separate room for triage so nobody would hear your info.

Jodi - posted on 11/03/2010

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I HATE space invaders! And I don't mean the '80's atari game! They teach children with autism and other mental handicapps about space by using hula hoops. The children must walk down the hall, go up and down stairs etc etc holding a hula hoop around their body and can't invade the space inside another child's hula hoop, some adults need this training! Normally I can ignore it, but I get pissed off when someone has horrible body odor, really strong perfume or cologne, has been drinking or smoking, farts or has horrible sniffles, sneezes or coughs! I have a sensitive sniffer and being pregnant I have starting gagging in public from someone standing too close many times and they don't even get it! Gah!

Tah - posted on 11/03/2010

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i know it matters how u grew up or where, i guess i get the attachment to the equipment...but i just dont care..lol....i'll take whatever...lol....

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I have a specific elliptical machine I like. If someone is on the one right next to it, I don't care, I'm getting on mine even if all the rest are empty. If someone is on mine, I'll do weights first and wait for them to get off. Just explaining that one!

I'm a pretty touchy-feely person, so personal space issues don't bother me. I try to remember that other people aren't necessarily like that, but most people around here are also touchy-feely. Maybe it's the culture. Southerners tend to be very friendly, and lots of people of the Cajun culture will do the kiss kiss thing on your cheeks even if they don't know you.

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