Monday, September 20, 2010

Something that really annoys me...

So, I was having a conversation with a co-worker and were discussing our accounts and figuring what our next plan of action would be.

Co-worker:"Hey, so XXX company is looking to open up their channel sales department"

Me:"Oh serious? That's pretty cool. It seems like you'll be getting some extra revenue."

Co-worker:"Yeah man. I'm pretty stoked about the whole thing. I mean what are the odds that I have an account that's about to unleash some heavy commission."

(He begins to inch closer)

Me: Uh.. yeah. I know. It's gonna be some smooth sailing for you man.

(He moves in closer to me)

Co-worker: "YEAH DUDE! OH MY GOD. I've been stressing about my quota this quarter, but now I can actually breathe"

(The dude is literally three inches from my face amd I'm literally smelling what he had for lunch. He had a hotdog from Costco.. I just know it.)

Me: Yeah "(I stall and I look at my cellphone). Looks like I gotta head into a conference call. I'll talk to you later bro."

Personal space. I can't stand it when people don't acknowledge a person's space. I mean if I actually puckered my lips, I would have been kissing the guy for chrissakes.

Do any of you guys deal with this?

52 comments:

  1. yes eat something worse like garlic ;)

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  2. Every time they move closer to me, I move back an equal or greater distance.

    Or if I know the person, I purposely move closer to them as an intimidation tactic.

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  3. I really hate it when you're talking to some dumbass "tough guy," and of course he starts telling a story about when he got up in someone's face and threatened them for looking at him the wrong way... but as he tells the story, he gets up in your face (like 2 inches away) and reenacts the entire situation, word for word. "Motherfucker I'll beat the shit outta you and blah blah b khbsdjkf"... ya know, all that crap. I mean, what the hell? Are you just supposed to nod?

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  4. Got my own coworker the ignores my space.
    I grab the hand that is waving an inch from my nose and say "I have personal space issues"

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    check both my blogs are interesting! ;)

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  6. it's a good thing i never had to deal with these kind of people. i always make sure that whenever i talk to someone, i'm at least 3 feat away.

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  7. whenever that happens just nipple pinch the guy

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  8. You could always slap him across the face and say "I'm Rick James, bitch!"

    He'll never get close to you ever again.

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  9. Showing my DAILY support I REALLY need yours aswell!

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  10. They always think they seem tough when they go up to you and stand an inch from your face, but really its just annoying and, if you are short enough, gives you a great opportunity to headbutt the crap outta him (or if you are REALLY REALLY short, headbutt the CROTCH!)

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  11. yea I hate that...maybe he needs a friend?

    You shoulda said something about him being so close

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  12. Yeah I hate that.. pretty creepy, to be honest.

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  13. Onestly that kind of things never happened to me, but sounds like pretty hilarous to see the guy come closer and closer with each sentence.
    I would have laughted in his face probably.

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  14. I don't generally have people who get that close, I guess? As a female, I suppose it's not as socially acceptable to be all up in my grill--hmm, there's some interesting gender-difference stuff in here somewhere.

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  15. Can't say I've encountered this but I'd feel uncomfortable too.

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  16. Then you punch him in the face (in your mind)
    never really dealt with that though i would be pissed.

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  17. Yeah thats obnoxious. Whats even worse is when someone is feeling passionate about something trivial, and they wont let you get a word in.
    Shut up!

    --Daytona Jones
    leader of the free world

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  18. Tell him that he was all up in your bubble and you don't like that and don't do it again. You could add a breath mint for extra force.

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  19. sometimes you just gotta smack a bitch

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  20. i'll just leave this support here

    http://wordofdodd.blogspot.com/

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  21. Don't hate the player, hate the game!

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  22. You should tell him to back up, everyone need 1m personal space at least

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  23. lol i feel you dude just tell him he's getting a little too close
    i had a teacher who did that back in highschool... later they found out she was a pedo

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  24. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog :)

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  25. I totally now what you mean. When I was in high school i had this one guy. HE damn lived on my face but the problem is he followed me EVERYWHERE.

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  26. Is he foreign? Oftentimes, the amount of personal space that is perceived varies by culture. Some nationalities stand closer to people, while others stand further away.

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  27. LMAO at shane's comment.
    Is THIS the guy your talking about?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGVSIkEi3mM

    =D
    Much love and $upport headed your way broham!

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  28. I like my bubble, don't like it when people get in it.

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  29. Co-Workers can be a real bitch sometimes.

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  30. i would love a chicken bake and a polish from costco right about now...

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  31. My idiot boss dips copenhagen and gets six inches from you when he talks and showers your arms with rotten redneck tobacco spit...

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  32. I know a guy who does that but he doesn't really have a conversation with you it's just like weird small talk and when you back away, he'll follow you. He's also BLACK.

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