: How much personal space do you need with strangers?



Jesda
12-16-07, 10:19 PM
Rush hour subway occupants ignore this thread.
I was at a BP Amoco Waterway car wash today. The Lincoln was caked in the icky stuff after I went and had some fun in the snow last night. Cost me $20+$5 tip, but they wiped/vaccuumed the inside and did an amazing job making sure there were no water spots anywhere. Never seen anything so incredibly thorough. My truck glistened like it just rolled out of the showroom.

ANYWAY, when I went in to ask about prices this girl was at the counter. She had a useless, twiggy little body with no feminine curves, but her face was adorable, with long sandy blonde hair and a beautiful pair of dark deep brown eyes. She wasn't much into personal space though.

When she showed me the list of car wash options her face was about six inches from mine, leaning into me while we examined the price sheet. Then when I handed her my credit card I asked her about the rain guarantee. She came up literally five inches from my face (I am NOT exaggerating), looking at me right in the eyes, and told me about how I could bring it back for free if it rained or snowed within 24 hours. At that point I was about to instinctively shove my tongue down her throat. She was REALLY REALLY close, and it was just bizarre. She didn't seem to have much confidence with people, so maybe she doesn't understand that most of us humans need some comfort space with those we don't know.

Good thing she was cute. Anyone else and I'd have taken a few steps back.

I require at least two feet of distance with strangers. On a somewhat unrelated note, my cousin's breath smells like he's been eating out of a kitty litter box.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-07, 10:22 PM
Hah, maybe she just wanted a helping of some G.C.


G.C. is shorthand for Gulati Cock.

Ranger
12-16-07, 10:23 PM
A "close talker", eh.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-07, 10:29 PM
Anyways, I love my personal space, which would explain why I drive a veritable limousine. I hate when people get close to me, whether it be intentional or accidental. Close to me is anything less than four feet, and I'm not a big fan of physical contact either...whether it be a pat on the back, a backrub or anything of that sort. A Handshake is about as much as I like.

Jesda
12-16-07, 10:35 PM
I HATE BACK PATS! I find it terribly disturbing.

Brizzal
12-16-07, 10:39 PM
she wanted to jesda, go back for the "Business" and seal the deal :thumbsup: :boff:

LS1Mike
12-16-07, 10:39 PM
Personal space is really not that much of an issue with, but I did spend a lot of time on Submarines. Not a lot of space there.
*crickets*
waiting for the jokes...

Crown Vic Owner
12-16-07, 10:54 PM
hahahahahahahahaha


lolomgorz


seriously, you should have been like, so are you doing anything after work?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-07, 10:56 PM
It's a good thing there was a counter between you two otherwise she would have felt Jesda's growing presence.

Oh wait, you said she was five inches away, I thought you said 2.75 inches. :histeric:

Crown Vic Owner
12-16-07, 10:57 PM
It's a good thing there was a counter between you two otherwise she would have felt Jesda's growing presence.

Oh wait, you said she was five inches away, I thought you said 2.75 inches. :histeric:

Considering most of the guys in the deville forums can only get that big without viagra, i guess he fits in just perfectly here.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-07, 10:59 PM
Nah I'm just kidding Jesda. We all know you by your other, more famous name....Jesda North.

The king of the gravy.

Crown Vic Owner
12-16-07, 11:08 PM
LMFAO


thats scary that you know who peter north is if your male.

Jesda
12-16-07, 11:16 PM
Peter North is my hero, and yours!

I'm asian. I'm just happy it works.

Crown Vic Owner
12-16-07, 11:20 PM
Peter North is my hero, and yours!

I'm asian. I'm just happy it works.

are you really azn?


Seriously, thats going in my sig.


Also, peter north is NOT my hero at all, maybe yours because you like the cawk.

gary88
12-16-07, 11:40 PM
We all know who Jesda's real hero is...

Turbo

http://blogs.brilliantbutcancelled.com/newswire/20070718_gladiators_220x260.jpg

AMGoff
12-17-07, 01:21 AM
Ugh, ANYWAY... it's not that big of an issue for me, I come from a fairly "touchy-feely" kind of family. For complete strangers? I dunno... maybe two feet? I can say though, that any sort of body contact like a pat on the back doesn't bother me whatsoever.

dkozloski
12-17-07, 02:18 AM
The last guy that walked up behind me and slapped me on the back I knocked right on his ass. Anybody strikes me by surprise it's an assault.

93DevilleUSMC
12-17-07, 06:40 AM
Personal space is really not that much of an issue with, but I did spend a lot of time on Submarines. Not a lot of space there.
*crickets*
waiting for the jokes...

So, this brand new Seaman Apprentice is assigned to the USS Chicago, and he's being briefed by a petty officer. They come to a bulkhead with a barrel in the bulkhead, and the petty officer looks at the young sailor and says, "Son, we are out here on six-month cruises, underwater the whole time, with only guys aboard. If you ever start missing your little Susie at home really, really bad, come stick your d*ck in this barrel. It will be the best b(ravo) job you have ever had in your life. You can do this any day but Fridays and Saturdays."

Well, during that first week under way, the young Seaman Apprentice is really missing the sex with his girlfriend. So, he goes and sticks his d*ck in the barrel. Immediately, he receives the best White House intern service he has ever had. After he is done, he goes to his petty officer and says, "That was the best I've ever had, petty officer! But I have one question; why is it only available Monday through Thursday?"

The petty officer looks at him and says, "Because on Fridays and Saturdays, you're in the barrel."

:stirpot:

Cadillacboy
12-17-07, 08:31 AM
LOL, next time you can see a face as long as a fiddle .

malcolm
12-17-07, 09:07 AM
Maybe she digs Latinos?

LS1Mike
12-17-07, 09:28 AM
So, this brand new Seaman Apprentice is assigned to the USS Chicago, and he's being briefed by a petty officer. They come to a bulkhead with a barrel in the bulkhead, and the petty officer looks at the young sailor and says, "Son, we are out here on six-month cruises, underwater the whole time, with only guys aboard. If you ever start missing your little Susie at home really, really bad, come stick your d*ck in this barrel. It will be the best b(ravo) job you have ever had in your life. You can do this any day but Fridays and Saturdays."

Well, during that first week under way, the young Seaman Apprentice is really missing the sex with his girlfriend. So, he goes and sticks his d*ck in the barrel. Immediately, he receives the best White House intern service he has ever had. After he is done, he goes to his petty officer and says, "That was the best I've ever had, petty officer! But I have one question; why is it only available Monday through Thursday?"

The petty officer looks at him and says, "Because on Fridays and Saturdays, you're in the barrel."

:stirpot:


Dude I needed that, that was great!!!

Jesda
12-17-07, 09:43 AM
Maybe she digs Latinos?

HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! :thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-17-07, 10:46 AM
Peter North > Dirk Diggler & Ron Jeremy.

CadillacSTS42005
12-17-07, 10:53 AM
i require enough space that in the event they piss me off
and i start swingin
they are out of reach

93DevilleUSMC
12-17-07, 05:06 PM
Dude I needed that, that was great!!!

No problem!

So, how was the barrel?

lawfive
12-17-07, 06:43 PM
How much personal space do you need with strangers?

All of it.

c5 rv
12-18-07, 12:36 PM
Some cultures have different standards when it comes to personal space. I worked with a guy from India that always stood very close. Then again, other folks I've worked with from India don't do that.

If you've every been in a TV interview, it's much the same thing. The camera person wants the two people almost touching. It seems very unnatural.

vacuumbed
12-19-07, 09:53 PM
With hot women it's not a bother, it could be an indicator of interest.