I was in Pita Pit (my new favourite place) the other day and it was really busy. There was a huge line that was almost out the door. As the line moved toward the counter I realised the woman behind me was really in my personal space.
While I am a really physical person and I love hugs I hate strangers being in my personal space. I hate it in shops, at the supermarket and in public. Oh and I do feel overwhelmed when I am in a crowd; a far cry from being sandwiched into the Super Top with a huge crowd watching the Chemical Brothers perform at the Big Day Out.
Now I do not know if it is because I am overweight or whether I would feel that way if I was smaller. I guess I am always conscious of how much room I take up and I try to move through crowds without brushing up against people, or encroaching on their personal space. Essentially, I try and make myself be as ‘small as possible’. I also look at spaces that I need to move through and gauge whether I will fit through. If not, then I look for the alternative route.
What I do not understand is how people can have NO CLUE that they are invading people’s personal space. It just makes me really annoyed and frustrated especially when I move away from them and then they move to take up the excess space. Then I am back at the start with them in my personal space again. Even side glances (or glaring) at them does not even seem to make a difference. Are people just not aware that sometimes they are just too close? Or am I just being a Drama Queen?
What do you do when strangers get in your personal space?
In other news my personal trainer informed me that it’s about 11 weeks until Christmas and it is my choice how much weight I lose before then. So will it be 11kg or 22kg? Yesterday, she gave me an outline of what I should be eating throughout the day based on exercising 4 times per week. So I am going to try and stick to that and for the next few weeks cut out the treats and pasta.
Eating breakfast is a huge issue for me as I struggle between wanting sweet (i.e. cereal and fruit) vs. savoury (poached eggs and English muffins). I have no idea why some mornings only savoury will do?
What is your favourite breakfast option during the work week?