I know I've mentioned this before, but I'm gonna talk about it again. I get really tired sometimes of people staring at me and my service dog. It's rude and it makes me uncomfortable.
Not long ago, I was at the grocery store. I noticed this woman who had stopped in the middle of the aisle to stare at me. I got my milk out of the cooler, put it in my cart, and saw that she was still standing there, staring.
Now, I've decided that I am going to say something to people that do that. I am going to say something like, "Excuse me. I just wanted to let you know, it makes me really uncomfortable when people stare at me like that. I thought maybe you didn't realize that and wanted you to know." But so far, I haven't actually said that. I tend to chicken out.
For some reason, this woman was really irritating me, though. Instead of saying something to her, I stood there and stared back. Just stared. For kind of a long time.
Eventually she turned away.
I won the staring contest.