As a very busy individual, I cherish the moment I find to myself. Whatever I do in that moment I make sure I enjoy it as much as possible because I don’t know when will be the next time I will have this again in the near future.
I was sitting on a bench and a woman came and sat right next to me on the bench. Immediately irritated, I looked up to see if there were other benches available in the area. There were three benches available.
I exhaled deeply and pretended to not be annoyed. But my plan didn’t work.
I sat there for about five more minutes, gathered my belongings, and left the bench I was relaxing on.
I felt compelled to write about this situation because I take personal space very seriously. If there are other benches or seats available, please choose one of them. Don’t choose one next to me.
I always select a seat that is available without the threat of invading someone else’s personal space.
When I am having “me” time, I don’t want it to become “a stranger sitting next to me” time.