Post # 17
@jayebaby: Some people are big on personal space, and some people like to get all upclose and personal over lucky charms at the grocery store…
If it makes you feel less odd, I like to hide from the mailman too. I also do not like to take walks around my neighboorhood loop if too many people are outside in their yards.
Post # 18
@jayebaby: “They were magically delicious yesterday, they are magically delicious today, they will be magically delicious tomorrow.”
Holy shit that made me crack the F up.
I think we all have some social anxiety issues. I will gladly do self check out most days if I don’t feel like making small talk. Or if someone stands too close to me, sometimes I’ll take a step away, or sometimes I’ll stand my ground if I’m feeling pissy–but I wouldn’t assume that the other person was trying to make an attack or a statement. Heh! So yeah, its odd, but until it starts affecting the way you treat others, I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 19
I wish you weren’t on the other side of the country, because it sounds like we could be best friends lol. I am the exact same way, especially about personal space while shopping. Walmart on a busy evening is excruciating for me. Oblivious people getting all up in my space tick me off so much.
Post # 20
OP you are NOT alone!!! I can’t stand when people get in my shopping space- I’m of the get in, get what you want from the shelf, and MOVE the F’ AWAY. Why is that hard to understand?
I’m the same with my neighbors, always have been. I’ll say hi if I see them in the parking lot, or checking the mail, but its always more like a quick nod while I mutter, “hey, hows it going?” and I head back inside. And if they want to get chatty, I’m not above lieing and saying, ‘Oh nuts, I’m cooking, got to go, talk to you later…” My next door neighbour and her hubbs are very awesome people, and we have hung out a few times, I’ve done the emergency baby sitting thing, but if I’m not, like, mentially ready to be socal, it really freaks me out. They understand I’m a hermit though, and don’t take offecne (I think).
I don’t know how I became so anit socal, I use to be the life of the party…. now I’ve been putting off school cause the idea of going to class (with others) really freaks me out.
Post # 21
@jayebaby: You are not alone. I do not answer my door if strangers knock on it, even if they can hear me inside. I was at the store a few weeks ago and a man kept looking at me and it freaked me out. I thought he was trying to rob me! My cousin was the one that made me feel crazy and suggested the man was checking me out. Usually, I don’t feel attacked at the store but I go during slow times to avoid too many people and small talk.
Post # 22
You are deff not alone.. Seems like a lot of us bees hide from people. I hide from the mailman, neighbors ect and I am infamous for not answering the door. Honestly my Fiance thinks it’s funny. He says he loves how weird I am.. I can’t wait to tell him many other people hide from the mailman!!
I hate people at the groocery store. Can’t stand going I get super annoyed.
Post # 23
I can’t believe I completely abandoned my own thread! Lol. I’m probably way more excited than I should to find out that there are so many other “weirdos” out there 🙂 But I showed this to Fiance and said “See! There are other people like me! I’m not weird!” and he said “A serial killer may find other serial killers. That does not make it okay.” He’s mean 🙂
I definitely have had my bouts with social anxiety. But this feels so different from that. This is social… anger. I don’t feel anxious, I feel pissed. And annoyed. I am trying to get it under control. There are just soooo many people EVERYWHERE. Shhhh…. Did you hear that? My neighbor just coughed. I hide from him too. If I didn’t hide, I would never be alone.
I think it would shock a lot of you to find out that in my “real life” people think I am an overly friendly, bubbly, warm person.
I just never knew there were so many people who could relate. This feels like meeting my kindergarten best friend all over again. 🙂
Post # 24
I use to be exactly the same way. Don’t sweat it. After I started living with Fiance I noticed it a lot more and now I’m much more “relaxed”. I still won’t bring my laundry to the laundry room if I think I may see a neighbor along the way. I don’t want them seeing my laundry! Everyone has quirks and it’s ok!
PS. My dad has (mild) Asperger’s so for a while I thought I may have inherited it but I don’t have those types of quirks. He didn’t get diagnosed with it until he was 45 so if you feel the need to see a psychologist – go ahead! If anything they can teach you some coping mechanisms for when people invade your “radius”.
Post # 25
Quite frankly, I think you’re hilarious. Odd people usually are. 🙂
Post # 26
My SO finds all kinds of things strange about me, that I never realized were strange until I started living with him. I wish I could remember the one he pointed out the other day because he said it was really odd and it just seemed normal to me.
But, for one, he thinks it’s strange that I break up my Ramen before I cook it. Apparently the rest of the world just drops the noodles in as a block, who knew?
He also finds my aversion to commercials very, very strange. I HATE commercials. TV commercials, radio commercials, print ads, I hate it. I feel like I’m constantly being pressed and proded and poked to buy, use, take something! I hate it. I’d rather watch something I hate than a commercial.
Post # 27
@jayebaby: “I think it would shock a lot of you to find out that in my “real life” people think I am an overly friendly, bubbly, warm person.”
Oh man, can I relate. Even when someone stumbles onto what an oddball I am, they tend to forget about it super quickly because apparently I somehow come across as normal in daily life!!!(?)
I am all about my Personal Space Bubble. This also includes my Personal Sound Bubble. People who speak/act too loudly for the situation make me literally cringe. My noisy upstairs neighbor is finally being evicted tomorrow and I am more excited than you can imagine. For months I have heard all sort of business coming from his apartment that I really don’t want to hear, and now I will finally have peace again. We don’t have thin walls or anything – the people who lived up there before him were inaudible except for the occasional footsteps here and there – he’s just far more loud at all times than is called for. It’s not even the noise itself that bothers me. I’ve dealt with the racket of construction, leaf blowers etc. outside my apartment before. This is different. This is the din someone else’s entire life infringing on my living space.
Oh and I don’t hide from the mailman, but I do hide from the phone. I am an avid call screener, and I will do everything in my power to avoid calling someone/someplace if I can text or email instead. I make Darling Husband do all the phone ordering when we get takeout.
So fear not, odd one, you are in good company.
Post # 28
LOL. This stuff is cute and kind of funny. I think everyone is really quirky, although my hubby and I have found that, really, he’s the weird one. Like, sometimes we’re bring this stuff up in groups of people and nearly everyone agrees with my attitude/the way I do things. Thankfully he’s just a fun-loving, goofy guy and he embraces his differences, as do I. <3
Post # 29
@MissComicBook: I break up my Ramen! It’s much neater than trying to manage those giant noodles.
Post # 30
@linguo42: I will do everything in my power to avoid calling someone/someplace if I can text or email instead.
add this one too my list. I WILL NOT call anyone (except family) unless there is no other option.
@MissComicBook: I break my ramen in half too- drives my SO crasy, since he likes the really long noodles!
Post # 31
Oh, my weird thing is my sense of smell and hearing. The smallest little things set me off, and I can pick up on any scent. Like, I can smell macaroni and cheese from the garage, before I walk in the house. And I can smell dog poop from two floors away (useful when our dog was a puppy), and strong cleaners/perfumes give me raging headaches. The sound of someone chewing makes me lose it. I spend almost all day with noise-canceling headphones on.