Do you think staring is rude?

@MH4444 (2161)
United States
June 29, 2007 2:14pm CST
Alright, I was at this restaurant last week with my friend. He and I both noticed that a woman was staring at us more than usual. We didn't know what to do. What would you have done? Do you think starring is rude? Why or Why not? Thanks.
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• United States
29 Jun 07
Yeah it definitely depends on the situation. Staring is usually rude but if you're staring at a hot chick then its basically a compliment. When peoople look at me for longer than I want them to I simply wave or make a funny face at them. They are usually embarassed and look the other way. Cheers!
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@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
29 Jun 07
OOOH, I like that idea. He actually suggested something like that; but my English background prevented me from being booooooold. LOL ;) Good one and thanks for posting. Cheers
• United States
29 Jun 07
yes it is very rude. I have had an experience like this once and said something to the woman...it got ugly and I left. She had some sort of problem. It can be annoying and it makes you wonder why they are doing this.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Thanks for posting. That sounds really nuts. It is sad when people get weird on us. It happens.
• United States
29 Jun 07
I don't think staring is rude per se...but it is very awkward. That has happened to me, if someone is staring in a public place in daylight - I usually do something to either make them stop, or tell me why they're looking so much. I might smile at them or wave, or stare back. They will then either realize that I know they've been staring and look elsewhere, or tell me I have something stuck in my hair or toilet paper on my shoe or something...haha! It it's nighttime and not many are around, I'd get on my cellphone and pretend I'm calling someone, and then say (loud enough to hear) something like, "hey what's up. Nothing much here, except someone is looking at me sort of weird..." and that might scare them away.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Cute! I think that might actually work. Thanks for posting. :)
@wisconsin26 (3861)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Yes it can be considered rude but what if the person knew you? Different story right... it's happen to me a few time ok more than a few times people stare at me all the time.. I feel like i have something on my face or something but i really don't.. it makes me wonder sometimes why people do that.. Is it because maybe i'm attractive or ugly and they are laughing on the inside and thinking things...
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
29 Jun 07
LOL Good point. It always makes me feel like I have a big piece of something sticking out in the wrong place. Thanks for posting. :)
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
10 Aug 07
well, it depends why she was staring. Perhaps she found you and your friend familiar? like she was trying to recall whether she knew you? otherwise, if it's a hostile kind of stare, then ofcourse it's quite rude. if it's someone of the opposite gender than chances are they find you attractive. but even then it's seldom just a stare. usually that would be accompanied by a smile.