Have you ever had someone try to stare you down in public?

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    Jul 13, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
    I have and I never back down. This middle aged woman was approaching me in the grocery store and I caught her looking right into my eyes. As she got closer and closer down the aisle, here gaze did not let up.

    I knew what she was doing, so I looked even more intently into her eyes, the whole while thinking "wtf is up with this woman". I did not blink at all and neither did she. It came to the point where she was right in front of me and you could cut the tension with a knife. I still didn't let up and she passed in the other direction. I will say that it was a tie. Neither of us let up our gaze nor blinked.

    I've also had random people try to do this, but usually they look away first. Do you ever try to engage others in stare downs for fun? Share your stare down stories and what you do when confronted.
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    Jul 13, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    ahahaha thats weird. That has happened to me a few times.But it ends with me saying "Can I help you?" I don't like it. Makes me feel akwardicon_eek.gif
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 13, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    If its a hot guy maybe, but i wouldnt try this on the NYC subwayicon_eek.gif
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    Jul 13, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    ATX_DUDE saidI have and I never back down. This middle aged woman was approaching me in the grocery store and I caught her looking right into my eyes. As she got closer and closer down the aisle, here gaze did not let up.

    I knew what she was doing, so I looked even more intently into her eyes, the whole while thinking "wtf is up with this woman". I did not blink at all and neither did she. It came to the point where she was right in front of me and you could cut the tension with a knife. I still didn't let up and she passed in the other direction. I will say that it was a tie. Neither of us let up our gaze nor blinked.

    I've also had random people try to do this, but usually they look away first. Do you ever try to engage others in stare downs for fun? Share your stare down stories and what you do when confronted.


    LOL - something about this post made me laugh so hard that I spit out my water.
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:24 AM GMT
    Um... no. I think I'd call the cops.
  • rnch

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:33 PM GMT
    yes, i have...something about my face makes "macho' guys try me in the staring contest.

    little do they know who they are trifling with... icon_lol.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:37 PM GMT
    I put the 'tim' in 'intimidate.
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    Jul 13, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    Josh, you told me this story and how it happened at Whole Foods, right? Who hasn't been challenged to a staring contest? I also never back down or give the other person "power".....it always ends with them either looking away or blinknig first.

    In any case, I find it disturbing and entertaining at the same time.
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    Jul 13, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    the woman either thought u looked like someone she knew and was afraid to ask or she thought you were hot icon_razz.gif
  • swimbikerun

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    Jul 13, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidthe woman either thought u looked like someone she knew and was afraid to ask or she thought you were hot icon_razz.gif
    Yeah she totally wanted to you to bone her! Or she was on meds. Or both.