Post # 17
wow. how inappropriate! i love @kes18:
‘s reply! I almost would complain to the store since she cornered you in the parking lot! If it were me I’d feel uncomfortable going back there wondering if she was going to corner and harass me again.
Post # 18
I am 30 and she was middle aged, around 50 or so. She said “just think of me like your Grandma! This is your Grandma helping you out!” Lol!
Well, her car was parked right next to mine and I had to walk by her to get to my car which is how I got cornered by her car. But you’re right, I definitely do need to grow a backbone and stick up for myself. I feel like such a child for not doing so at the time!
Yes, thank you for these suggestions. All (except the last, lol) very appropriate and sound like polite but firm ways of telling someone to back off.
Post # 19
That’s crazy! I would have said, “my grandmother is not as overbearing as you are, don’t insult my grandmother”, haha. I’m sorry you had to experience that from a stranger. Unfortunately, I don’t make much eye contact with people anymore because it seems like everytime I did/do, they want to talk me like I’m “Dear Abby”.
Post # 20
I actually agree with her about the iodine but I certainly do not go around shoving info down people’s throats!
Post # 21
@peasantsong: There are all kind of crazy people in the world. I find it best to be polite and nice, but firmly let them know their behavior is not welcome or appropriate! But when someone catches you offguard like that, I think your reaction was totally normal. Hindsight is 20/20.
Post # 22
Yeah! I am totally willing to entertain the possibility that she may be right about the iodine, but I am a smart woman and I can do my own research about things like this. I feel like maybe if she believes so strongly in this, she should make a website or a facebook page about it to get the word out and not attack people at the supermarket because they happen to have a visible scar on their neck.