Hovering people

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Shaggy, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Mr Ed

    Mr Ed Road Train Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Retired in Taunton Ma
    Why make a FAKE noise !!
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  3. jeepkid7998

    jeepkid7998 Light Load Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Albany, Oregon
    thats when u let out a lil SBD fart.. they will back off.. hehe
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  4. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    I'm just really ugly. I will turn around and say, "You lose something, boy?"
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  5. Peanut Butter

    Peanut Butter Road Train Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    PO Dunk Idaho
    If they get to close to me they get an accidental elbow and i say excuuuse me.. that usually works,, unless i have to step on their toes as i leave, and im 6'1'' 260 pounds, with size 12 feet,, so it might hurt to have me step on them lol.
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  6. covenantbiker

    covenantbiker Light Load Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Conroe, TX
    I hate this also... Especially when you are trying to leave the counter and you can't because you are blocked in. Or when you are trying to move around someone and you say Excuse me and they either don't hear you or they just ignore you. Granted I am not a loud talker so when I have to raise my voice a little, it probably sounds like I have an attitude. Which in this case I do because you are in my way!! LOL
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  7. Red Fox

    Red Fox Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Acworth, Ga.
    When I was real young I had this friend who could fake a sneeze like a pro. I'll bet that coupled with some effusive wiping motions would get the offenders to back off a lot!

    If not, turn around extending a hand, and say, "HI! My name's ___________ - how ya doin'?"
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  8. patientOne

    patientOne Bobtail Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Caldwell, Idaho
    Yes, I hate this also. Don't like anyone invading my "personal space" This happens in the grocery store as well. I don't have any helpful suggestions, but want to say one thing to all the people, who are being crowded:
    Congratulations on your personal hygiene :-D Obviously you are not offensive to anyone or they would keep their distance. Sorry, I just had to bring this up. I have a feeling, that some of the people discussed on these boards, don't suffer from anyone hovering over them. So does this mean there is a bright side to this ??? LOL
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    RAMPAGE Light Load Member

    May 26, 2009
    Everywhere, U.S.A.
    If you just turn around and look at them most of the time they will get the point and stop eye balling.
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  10. RIBS

    RIBS Bobtail Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ward , Arkansas
    Yes it can be anoying but think about how small the frickin truck stops are getting, they got crap all over the place trying to sell you somthing, you cant even walk in some of the truck stops. and What gets me the most is im working paying for my fuel, trying to get a shower and in front of me is a family or what ever buying ice cream at the fuel desk Loves pilot ta flying j dont giving a flying hoot about us so called PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS they only care about themselves..

    They NOW even call truck stops TRAVEL CENTERS so it not too scare the public ,,,

    I wish i had the money i would open a place and have a sign saying trucks only no cars allowed, no vacationers allowed.

    I wish.
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  11. noble one

    noble one Light Load Member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Toronto ON. CA.
    Different cultures have different ideas of what personal space is. I have a son that lives in Vancouver BC. There are a few hundred thousand Chinese immigrants that have moved there. They have no concept of personal space and not only will they crowd up to within a half an inch of you they will cut right in front of you as you are waiting in line. This son of mine is a firecracker type of person at the best of times and when they crowd in on him it's like they got hit by a twister of the 5th magnitude. I have seen him chase a person right out the door yelling at them that we don't do things like that in our country and if they can't learn the culture,go back to where ever you came from in the first place. Now I don't condone his behaviour but I'd bet that person will think twice before sticking his nose in another big white guy's ear. For myself I just step on their toes while giving them the old NHL elbow in the ribs as I step back. Works good.
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