Monday, March 23, 2009

Would not like to meet

I have come to the conclusion that I just do not like people. Not people in particular, but people in the general sense of *all* people. I was driving home from my parents’ house yesterday morning and someone pulled out in front of me on a roundabout. I pressed my horn and the children in the back of the car just started using various aggressive and rude gestures and I was now driving along behind them they continued to do this for several minutes until I turned off at another roundabout. The adults in the front of the car did precisely nothing to stop them and there is no way that they did not know what the children were doing. Sometimes I really dislike people. All people.

Last weekend I was in a library in the centre of London and I wanted to look up a book on the database, but someone was using it. I stayed out of the way and looked at other books until he went up to the counter to speak to one of the staff and then I went over and started to search for a few things. He then came back over and was standing very close to me and obviously wanted to use the database again. I turned to him and said I felt uncomfortable with how close he was standing to me and him watching what I was doing. He said that he just wanted to look up a book as well, which rather showed he had been looking at what I was doing as there are lots of things I could have been doing on that computer. He declined to step further away and so I finished what I was doing and walked off. Sometimes I really dislike people. All people.

After I left the library I went and had some lunch. I went to Eat and got some soup and sat in to eat it. Then the shop filled up lots and all the empty seats were filled except the one next to me and a single chair somewhere else. So someone sat in the chair next to me and her boyfriend positioned his chaired directly behind mine, blocking me in and proceeded to reach past me every time he wanted to pick up an item of his lunch. I just wanted a bit of peace and quiet, which I know is not always easy to achieve in the centre of London and twice in the space of about 30 minutes people were invading my personal space. Sometimes I really dislike people. All people.

7 comments:

Kahless said...

In general, I find people irritating.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - I feel I am getting less and less tolerant and finding people more and more irritating.

Kahless said...

Age is a terrible thing.

Random Reflections said...

Maybe it will also bring dementia and then I will forget how irritating people are.

Kahless said...

lol!!

Some people have nice dementia worlds.

How is your office stalker these days?

NattyBlueEyes *NAMASTE* said...

I have always found having a nice yell at someone makes me feel better in situations such as yours. Even better if you say curse words in the process. It's cathartic. hehe

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - my office stalker is a irritating as ever and now keeps haranguing the person I sit next to as well. I have had to tell him to leave her alone a few times. he never learns...

NattyBlueEyes - I think I would enjoy it in the moment and then maybe regret it when they hit me!