This one took a little bit of thinking (and if I'm honest, a bit of peeking at the happy sloths) to figure out what made me uncomfortable.
- Couples who bicker/argue in front of you. Are you supposed to interject? Cause I'm likely to have an opinion on it, and you're doing it right in front of me, so should I say something? I always go with a safe and clear no. But it definitely makes me uncomfortable, because I don't know where to look, or when is good to move the conversation on or if I should excuse myself and leave you two to it... please give me some direction if we're ever caught in this position.
- People who don't take no for an answer. If you got a no out of me that's an achievement in itself; I don't like being/seeming/coming across as rude, so I usually try and find a more polite way of saying it. So if I've already said 'sorry, not today/no thank you/sorry no', then please don't continue to pressure me. I don't want to sponsor you, I already sponsor other people, I don't want your amazing loyalty card, and if I wanted any of your other offers today, I would have picked them up before I got to the till. I'm sorry, but it's a big fat no and you make my skin itch and my neck sweat when you continue to ask me, please just leave it.
- Feeling fat. There's nothing worse than feeling bad in your own skin, and on one of those days where you're bloated and you got a spot and no sleep so you have puffy eye bags, you definitely did not need to see your reflection in that un-flattering shop window. I hate that following the unfortunate incident I have to continue on with my day, making unsuspecting strangers and fellow members of the public endure my appearance. I also hate it after you've had the biggest meal and you feel all bloaty and fat, yeah, that just makes me feel uncomfortable in my self and my confidence.
- Putting people out. I said an extra thank you because I was really grateful, not as a hint for you to get more more. Yes, I'm paying for this dinner and it tastes like crap, but I don't want to complain about it. No, I haven't got the right change, but I can do without 60p. I think it's the British in me, but I just can't handle speaking up for myself when somethings wrong. I'm not a push over, and it's a totally different story if something's up for my sister, or my friend - then you don't want to mess with me - but if it's just for me, I'd rather deal than cause a fuss.
- When you catch someone staring at your chest. I never have my chest out. I think I own two items of clothing that are low cut, because it just makes me feel sick when I catch someone looking. I know I sound ridiculous, and that I clearly check out other people (ha!) but I just feel really icky when someone does it to me. I don't know why, I just always have. So please overt your eyes, ha.
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