Friday, May 01, 2009

My Personal Space....Back the Eff up.


Places my personal space have been invaded.

Work: As I greet you, the guest, coming toward my doors to dine (and in this economy THANK YOU for choosing my place) and you feel the need to be so close I can smell the boogers that will form up your nostrils after your meal....

BACK THE EFF UP.

Grocery Store: When I am paying for my groceries and you feel the need to breathe on my neck waiting your turn as I wait for my card to be approved....

BACK THE EFF UP.

Starbucks: While we wait for our beverages in the "WAIT FOR YOUR BEVERAGE HERE" area and you feel the need to stand with your shoulders touching mine even though there is more then enough room 1 foot away from me in any direction....

BACK THE EFF UP.

Waiting for the public restroom: When a line is formed waiting for the stalls and we are standing in it and your purse keeps whacking my back (constantly)

BACK THE EFF UP.

Movie Theater: When you need to scooch past me while I'm sitting and your junk/who ha/private area/va-jay-jay is a little to close to my face.

BACK THE EFF a LITTLE UP.

ATM Machine: Seriously.

BACK THE EFF UP.

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Geesh, someone pissed in Grumpy Ramblers cheerios this morning.

And if you don't read this guy Mo Mad Dog Stoneskin....you must. He's brilliantly funny. My favorite post this week. Go. Read now.

Have a great personal space invader free weekend!!

37 ramblings of your own:

Mighty M said...

Ha ha - I definitely can relate to that at times too! Happy Friday!

Shannon said...

My bubble is about 5 feet. I love this post.

Cassie said...

I love this post too. I HATE feeling like someone is just up my butt when they could be standing 4 ft away.

Housewife Savant said...

Exactly.
Yes.
Right on.
Sheesh (and ew.)

Another Spot On post.

We should take turns writing about stuff that peeves.

This particular rant is Item #271 on my list.

Thanks for helping out.

Cammie said...

word

Dina said...

i love this! i hate when someone is really close to me especially from my behind...i usually do not suffer in silence

Lisa said...

Oh I feel the exact same way. If I am anywhere and someone stands too close to me, I turn around and glare at them until they back up. That's just how I roll. :)

Mommy and them said...

I love this post, I think I will print it off and pass it out to folks in passing!

MammaDucky said...

**stands nose-to-nose with The Rambler**
Is this too close??

Aunt of 14 said...

LOL, back the eff up people!!! Especially in the movie theaters, sheesh. Learn the word RESPECT. It is critical, critical critical. You may be sporting a smart bruise on your hoohoos or wiggly worms if you dare get too close to my face. I mean, seriously!!!

Excellent post, Rambler! :)

cari said...

yeah. i hear ya. some people don't know the meaning of personal space and it's just a little bit slightly awkward.

Becky said...

I have a huge need for personal space around me and can't stand the touch of strangers. My addition to your list would be getting a prescription at the pharmacy -- back the eff up b/c it's none of your business what I get scripts for.

Stereos and Souffles said...

Hate when strangers get close!

southernrose said...

After living in Japan and then France where there is no such thing as personal space, I was so happy to be returning to the Big ole US of A, the land of lots of room. But to my astonishment, I often feel like I am back in those foreign countries. Please, everyone, give us some room - there's plenty of it here!

Martha said...

I am so with you on this, I've been know to use hand signals to get people to Effing Back Up!!
Love this post, as usual!!

Kim said...

Hahaha, so funny and so true. I have a neighbor who is a "close talker". She chased me all around the back yard one day. How do you tell a nice person to back the eff up?

mo.stoneskin said...

You and I are very similar. I get all of that, especially the ATM.

My real hates are people that ignore completely free seats on buses or trains and plonk themselves right in front or next to you completely needlessly.

Or if you're walking along with friend or spouse having an intimate conversation and some twit walks at exactly the same pace right behind you. I either slow so they have to pass or swing round and glare.

And why isn't 'twit' in the spell-checker?!

DiPaola Momma said...

Truly a Nugget worthy fit oh grasshopper, your training is nearing completion. Four gold stars for this one.

K said...

I like my personal space too. What is with people?

FYI - I let you a little award love on my blog.

Christina said...

I absolutely hate people in my personal space... or anywhere near it! I totally relate!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Friggin' A, I totally agree with all of these places!! In the line at the bank seems to be the worst for me though. It's like people feel like the bunch to the front they'll get attended to faster. Sorry, Texas, it doesn't work that way!! STEP OFF!

Life, Love And Lola said...

I couldn't agree more!!!!!!

Proud to be Me,a wife to a hardworking husband, a mom to 2 wonderful kiddos and 2 LARGE "puppy" dogs.. said...

So...umm.yea, I am so not quiet when people invade my space especially when I'm in line at the grocery store and they decide to a) bump me with t heir cart b)let their kids bump me with their cart, elbows, feet, drool...and c)when they decide to breathe on me and they just ate something really bad or didn't brush their teeth! You can bet you'll be hearing me say BACK THE EFFFFFFFFFF OFF...hehehe...

Oh and I have missed you too..bunches and bunches!

XOXOXOXOXO

The Blonde Duck said...

I am totally feeling this! I hate when people get up my butt!

hotpants™ said...

Question For The Rambler: I made a signature to go at the end of my posts. I even know where to put it to get it work. However, I do not know how to make it not have a stupid black border/box around it. How did you get yours to work and not do that? The background is transparent so it's not that.

If you can't help me with this question, ignore me.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

So are you saying that I CAN'T wear your skin? Like you don't really want to be that close to each other?
Maybe it's a secret societal experment to see what you boundry breaking point is!

Em said...

Ah ha! The silver lining to the swine flu - give them a good cough. That should do the trick.

Tooj said...

Mad dog is great, agreed. I also agree with the purse-whacking and the grocery line...UGH. I give dart-death looks.

The Demigoddess said...

If someone gets too close to me while I'm withdrawing money from the ATM, I'd tell him "Would you also like to know my PIN?"

Julie said...

I couldn't agree more!

ClaireMontgomeryMD said...

amen! i sometimes put my arms straight out and twirl while i say 'personal space - stay out of it'. this gets the point across and people think i'm crazy so they usually leave me PLENTY of space!

Tammy said...

That about sums it up. I tried to think of more, but couldn't. Hi from the SITstahood.

Sapphire said...

Exactly. Totally. Completely. Right.
Back the Eff Up!
Yeah, you totally inspired my blog post for today.

kel said...

I so have issues with this!!! I cannot stand people all up in my "bidness". hate it!!!!

pan x 8 said...

I hate feeling crowded in own personal space!

Loved the post!

Mammatalk said...

Love it! Yeah and I think that was me at the movies. Sorry.

Sandy said...

Great blog! And you are so right on.....you're in my personal space. Hate the close talker, too!