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.