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I hate staring strangers!

So I just walked into the dermatologist office. Long story there! They have a couch and some large cushy chairs. There was this middle aged man sitting on the couch just blatantly staring at me. I checked in and tried to sit down gracefully in the chair, which happened to be directly across from the staring man. Naturally, since I have zero balance, I kinda tripped and fell into the chair. The man grinned and was still staring, so I stared back and said “ Is there a PROBLEM?” He said “ not at all- I was just watching you get into that chair!”
I said “ I’m tired!” And ignored him and got on my phone. He still kept staring at me. Weirdo!
originnone · 56-60, M
I seem to have the opposite problem. People often think I'm staring when I'm actually gazing into nothing. Examples: a guy confronted me outside a Wawa once. He actually wanted to fight and said it's because I was staring at him. Another time I was in Target staring at a big red dot on the wall (part of the Target logo), and a guy offered to beat me up if I didn't stop staring at his daughter. Ironically, when I looked around to see who he was talking about, there was no one there.
originnone · 56-60, M
@Mardrae No, Wawa is a chain of convenience stores in the New Jersey/PA area. Like a 7-11 or piggly wiggly in other regions. Wawa is actually a bird, which is part of their sign.
@originnone 👍🏻
Kstrong · 56-60, F
@originnone driving thru that area i had noticed them
GeniUs · 56-60, M
Should've stared back, first to break eye contact is the loser.
@GeniUs 😂 😂
I keep to myself when I'm in the doctor's office.
@Spoiledbrat that’s the smartest thing to do anywhere 😂
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@OldMan70 he was not hot, so I didn’t feel sexy at all
What a creep- someone like my mum deals with this by staring back at the person until they look away- but she has the aggresion to match lol
@BritishFailedAesthetic I have been getting more aggressive, the older I get. It’s actually fun! 😂
@Mardrae Enjoy! 😂
smiler2012 · 56-60
{@mardrae] sorry that was the case 😞 must of made you feel very uncomfortable and awkward by his unwanted attention makes you wonder what he was thining and what thoughts where going through his mind
SnailTeeth · 36-40
Why didn't you ask him if he minded not staring? 🤔
@SnailTeeth I was just about to, but they called him into the office.
SnailTeeth · 36-40
@Mardrae Good for you, for being tolerant. Leering is considered harassment though, and asking him to stop because it makes you uncomfortable falls well within your rights. The trick is being transparent, which is almost a catch 22 in those awkward situations, but if they continue to do it, despite knowing it makes you uncomfortable, a little call to the non-emergency police line might change this guy's attitude. Gross pig probably does that to everyone.

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