You just want a little space. A little elbow room. It's not much to ask. Even in a public place where there is lots of room for everyone. But although you might be the only one there, someone has to be right next to you?
I had that happen twice today.
First time was at the gym. It was early. There was hardly anyone there. I plunked myself on an eliptical.
There are a total of 24 of these machines. 12 on each side of the room. There was one lady on one about 2nd from the end. I chose #6 from the end. Still 6 more on the other side of me. And 12 more empty ones across the aisle.
In comes a lady and plunks herself right next to me (the one you can see in the photo. I was on the eliptical immediately to her right.) I don't know why I found that to be soooo annoying. I guess it's kinda like being in a roomy elevator and you are the only one in it until someone else gets in and has to stand within 3 inches of you.
Isn't there an unspoken rule that we try to spread out when we can?
Then later in the day, I stopped at a store. I tend to park away from the masses, even if it means I walk a bit. I don't know why I do this. I just do. A big vast empty parking lot. I am the only one in that area. And wouldn't you know it? Someone had to park right next to me. Not one spot away, right NEXT to me.
|The silver car is mine. Note the nearly|
Again...why do I find this annoying?
I never thought I was such a magnetic personality that attracts people to need to be close to me. But I guess that is the answer. What other explanation can there be??