Feb 22, 2015 2:14 PM GMT
I've always noticed that some people have no concept of personal space. You know.....the type who stand very very close while talking to you? It's not been a big issue in my life because up until now it's always been just acquaintances or strangers who do this, but now I have someone in my life that I must see on a daily basis and I'm not sure what to do about it.
We were having a conversation on the sidewalk yesterday and I swear his face was about six inches from mine. I kept backing up the entire time and finally maneuvered a lamp post between us. I figured that should be pretty obvious but no, he just kept on talking and moved around the lamp post to get all up in my grill again. Finally I ended up backing up to the point I almost fell off the curb and into oncoming traffic. This is a very sensitive person so I can't think of a way to tell him without him freaking out and being hurt. But I know if I don't do something soon I'm going to reach my breaking point and blurt out something horribly rude like "back the fuck up!"
Any of you guys have any experience dealing with people like this? What do I do? And where did they learn this is acceptable? And before you say he's got a crush on me, that's not the case because I've seen him do it to other people as well. Advice please.