Friday, October 16, 2009

Rescue Me!

A little rant:

There are some people out there who just should not be allowed in public. You know them, the ones who interject themselves into any and all conversation around them - public or private - the ones who stand too close to you when you didn't invite them near you to begin with, the ones whose, getting back to the conversation remark, interjections have nothing or next to nothing to do with the conversation they have chosen to invade and, on top of all this, the ones who give you the heebie-jeebies with their presence alone.

There is currently one such person hanging out now at the coffee shop near my apartment and he has parked himself on my last nerve. I can't bring myself to say anything to him - I guess I really am too nice - but my friends are getting great pleasure watching my reaction when he butts into a conversation or gets too close. I can't even bring myself to look in his direction for fear it might encourage him to suck more of my soul out. I might excuse, even pity, some of his obvious social short-comings if he could recognize the reactions and non-verbal signs of those around him but he just barrels on, and on, and on, and on....

Did I mention, he really creeps me out!?!


  1. The joy of people, they are just great.

  2. Maybe you should totally ignore him until he gets the message, or if possible, avoid being in places where he hangs around.

  3. Perhaps he's got Aspergers Syndrome and doesn't read any of the signs. Tell him straight. "Will you stop interuppting me, its damn rude, dude". Some people can't take hints, you just have to tell 'em like it is....

  4. People suck. At least about 99 % of them - he clearly falls into that category.

  5. I don't have patience for those types either