Man, I hate when people get in my personal space! This woman at work is freaking me out. I'll be looking down at some paperwork and feel something behind me and there she is! Whether I'm standing or sitting, she's too close. If I'm standing, I can move somewhat, but it's pointless cause she sticks like a magnet.
I don't know what to do!
According to Wiki, there is the public space, social space, personal space, and intimate space. Now, our personal space has an invisible line of around a foot and a half. Any closer and the little beepers in the brain start going off. We become uncomfortable and even angry. I have been both, but I can't tell her to back off. She's a nice person, a very nice person, but fer chrissakes, I can't deal with it. Maybe, I'll just have to carry a backpack and a giant fanny pack in front of me to keep her back.
I have noticed that other workers are protected by a desk, so she can't get to them. Me, she just follows anywhere I go.
Good grief, it's annoying. I wonder, if I did the same to her, she'd get the message? But, then we'd be in the intimate space. Eeeeeewwwww, ain't going there.