Please tell me you have heard of your "3 foot bubble" or some other personal space rule. I distinctly remember in high school health class we were taught that everyone has a personal buffer of 3 feet on all sides of them, into which, you are not to enter, hence, the "3 foot bubble" rule. I like my personal space. I need my personal space. I understand that kids are not privy to this information and are therefore not expected to abide. I didn't learn it until high school so I will grant those younger than 14 a pass on this one. I also understand that going to major public events makes this rule null and void. Nobody can expect their bubble stay intact at concerts, parades, Christmas shopping, etc. But in most other situations I expect to be allowed my space. Which brings me to my little rant.....
I was doing my grocery shopping on a slow Wednesday morning with baby attached to me, as always, in the Baby Bjorn. Publix was almost deserted - just how I like it. Two lanes were open. No waiting. I unloaded the quickest I could with the screeching bundle attached to my chest. I am waiting for the cashier to beep my stuff when I feel a breath on my neck. There is someone close enough to me that their jacket is brushing against the back of my legs. Seriously it must have looked like I was the line leader in a preschool classroom. Those preschoolers can fit at least 6 other preschoolers into their bubble with room to entertain.
What is a girl to do? I took a very hard step back and nailed my target, the culprits toes. Go ahead and gasp. It couldn't have been too hard. There was no way to gain momentum in the entire 6 inches I had until I hit her. I immediately apologized, and she moved back *a little* but I wanted to shout out "Hey lady, you are in my bubble!!!" I looked at her like she was crazy. She looked at me like I was a crazy. She doesn't know the half of it.
So please, if you see a lady with baby attached, trying to run errands at the least busy time of day, just back off a little. Let her enjoy her 3 feet of guarded bliss. She promises that no bodily harm will come to you.
It's Friday, which means that over at An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.
Which brings me to my question (I know, FINALLY):
What little thing that strangers do annoy you immensely?
Rant away :) Get it off your chest so you can enjoy your weekend! Remember to visit HERE for more Aloha Friday questions!
Don't forget to visit me next week when I will be doing my first GIVEAWAYS!