The Seat Switcher

Okay, so the person sitting next to me is very talkative.

This is where I hop up and shift seats at the first polite opportunity. See, I don’t especially like talking to strangers: you know how some people will, given the chance, tell you their life story? That’s what I hope to avoid. I’m generally an anti-social creature, as you can probably tell by now, and I don’t make friends easily.

It probably sounds horrible, to say I’d rather shift to another seat. But there’s also the stimulus to be considered: sometimes a person’s voice puts me on edge. Have you ever heard someone talking, and just wished that they’d stop talking already? I get that a lot.

Also, I think there’s a lot of sharing to consider. If I were to remain where I was, I’d likely oscillate between being very chatty – which I can’t stand – or being curt with one-word answers, which rarely portray a person well. It’s a fine line, I think, and not one I wish to tread.

5 thoughts on “The Seat Switcher”

  1. LOL Sarah, I can appreciate that 🙂 I don’t think you’re being anti-social at all. Sometimes all you want to do is sit and have a cup of coffee or a meal in peace and quiet – away from the hubbub of life. I’ve had experiences like that lately at both the library and a cafe — twice at the same cafe on the same day. 🙂

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    1. Too true – some days you just want to switch off and it’s quite pleasant. I think it says a lot about someone who doesn’t mind sitting on their own in a public place too 🙂

      (What it says is yet to be determined)

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