Mrs. Monologues here hijacking Celia's blog today for the:
Personal Space Faux Pas
a.k.a. If you do any of these things I will probably run away from you if we ever were face to face
1. The Too Close For Comfort Person
We all know this person. They apparently don't know that a 1 to 2 foot radius of space is the closest you should get to someone unless you are in an intimate relationship with them. So, just like The Fresh Prince would say "backup, backup!". It is called personal space for a reason, so if I step back form you take the hint and don't move any closer.
2. The Asks Way Too Personal of Questions Person
No, you do not need to know the last time I went to the bathroom. No, you do not need to know everything about me. If I want to share something with you I will. If not, just "mind yo business" (Fresh Prince double win).
3. The Financial Nosey Posey
Ever hear of the rule, do not ask how much someone makes? That is because it is none of your business! (Are we seeing a trend here? Good.) You do not need to know how much my house cost, how much I spent on my wedding rings or how much we paid for our dog. My shoes on the other hand you can totally ask about though, because I probably got them on super sale.
4. The Bathroom Talker
If we walk in to the bathroom together please be clear that all talk must cease as soon as we close the stall doors. Let's all do our business, and walk out and act like we never heard each other make the tinkles (Yeah, I said tinkles...deal). Also, people that are two stalls apart and talking and you happen to the person stuck in the middle it can make for a super awkward pee time. Lets just give pee-ce a chance okay.
5. The Hugger/Toucher
I'm not a big hugger(unless you are my hunny or puggie, then I am all sorts of love), or if we are family or have established bee-eff-eff level, do not, I repeat, do not hug me. I find uncomfortable hugs some of the most awkward situations I come across on a frequent basis, because apparently I give off a hug me sort of vibe. If you need further clarification on personal space, please refer to #1 for clarification.
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