Though Shall Not Stare!

@ip5217 (1655)
Philippines
October 3, 2009 4:26pm CST
You are in a train, riding a taxi, or maybe in a public restroom. Then, someone just can't stop staring at you. What do you normally do if you are trapped in this awkward situation?
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3 responses
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Hi, ip I would completely ignore the one staring at me. I do not want that person to know that I am aware that her or she is staring. However, if I am in a bus and the trip would be for quite a while, I would consider transferring seats if the stare gets scary. Take care!
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Normally these people are just confident to stare at someone if this person is alone. There are also some instances where you still get stared at even if you are already with someone. One perfect example is when you and your partner are doing some unlikely act in public such as public display of affection. I'm sure with this act you will not just receive a stare from one person but from everyone around you. This means, we have to also pause for a while evaluate what we are doing or how we look at that moment, see if we ourselves are provoking them.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
3 Oct 09
Hi ip, I look back at them with a look which would immediately make them desist in their staring, it is necessary to perfect a certain look which is guranteed to work in this type of situation, generally a stern look of complete disdain does the trick.
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
My apologies, the title should say Thou Shall Not Stare. Anyway, I agree with strategy. It requires practice; otherwise, they might misinterpret the meaning of your stare in return.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Hm, Ip. It depends on who is staring. If it's a child I usually smile or wave or say hello. If it's a "leacherous" person, I do my best to ignore them. Or is possible, move to another seat...facing away from them! I have learned to always carry something to read with me, so if all else fails, I ignore the person and get lost in reading. It can be unnerving, though! Karen